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How much rain has there been in Mojacar?

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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59pm
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LizM

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I'm having a problem with a builder who says he can't repair the roof because it is too wet.   I'm not in Spain at the moment and the forcast I have seen shows there has been a little rain but not much.  I'm not sure if he is playing games with me.

How much rain has there been in Mojacar in the last couple of weeks?  

I'd be very grateful for any info.

Thanks - Liz

Crancrank

Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:48pm

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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:48pm

It was hammering down in Mojacar yesterday morning

John54

Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:42pm

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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:42pm

LizM wrote on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59pm:

I'm having a problem with a builder who says he can't repair the roof because it is too wet.   I'm not in Spain at the moment and the forcast I have seen shows there has been a little rain but not much.  I'm not sure if he is playing games with me.

How much rain has there been in Mojacar in the last couple of weeks?  

I'd be very grateful for any info.

Thanks - Liz

It rained for about 2 hours yesterday not rained for the last 2 weeks so I think the builder is playing games is he a Brit 

BobL

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Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:33pm

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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:33pm

LizM wrote on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59pm:

I'm having a problem with a builder who says he can't repair the roof because it is too wet.   I'm not in Spain at the moment and the forcast I have seen shows there has been a little rain but not much.  I'm not sure if he is playing games with me.

How much rain has there been in Mojacar in the last couple of weeks?  

I'd be very grateful for any info.

Thanks - Liz

As stated. 1 day of rain earlier this week. Heavy in morning and then light showers later.

Would never commission work on property when not there. Did once and royally ripped off & geni damaged. Brit builder who unfortunately is still there.

Bob and Sandra

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Rascalmate

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Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:59pm

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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:59pm

LizM wrote on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59pm:

I'm having a problem with a builder who says he can't repair the roof because it is too wet.   I'm not in Spain at the moment and the forcast I have seen shows there has been a little rain but not much.  I'm not sure if he is playing games with me.

How much rain has there been in Mojacar in the last couple of weeks?  

I'd be very grateful for any info.

Thanks - Liz

Builders may run more than one job simultaneously, unless they specifically state exclusivity.

Yes there has been rain over the last few days.

You do not say what type of repair is being done. Personally, if it was my roof I would want work done only on a completely dry roof, particularly if it is anything to do with the damp proof membrane.

Did you agree a completion date?       

How much of the contract amount have you paid the builder?

Have you asked him why he is delaying?

As others have said if you are not there is anyone supervising? A friend or a neighbour.

Do you know the builder or seen any of his previous jobs?

If the answer to these questions is no you have taken an enormous risk.

At this stage if you are not in Spain it would be fairly foolish to fall out with the builder particularly if you do not have a clear understanding why the builder chose not to work in the damp or wet conditions on your roof. After all it could take many days to dry out. Local pavements and roads are not drying out during the day in shaded areas and the overnight humidity can be 95% or more.

I recommend you ' talk to your builder ' before thinking the worst. A good manager is a people persuader, which is what you need to do in your case.

However, I hope he has not been overpaid for the work done to date.

Most quality builders will only ask for money for materials as they are delivered to site, with sometimes on large jobs agreed stage payments clearly specified in the contract.

This is how my Spanish builder works.

Good luck anyway.

( yes, for the sceptics :  I am qualified to give advice I was a Building Contracts Manager for 25 years in the UK, working for some of the largest building companies in the UK)

chrisso50

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:50am

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:50am

On average there are about 3 days when it rains here, during December. In the U.K. it’s pretty much every other day.

LizM

LizM

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:21pm

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Location: Mojacar

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:21pm

LizM wrote on Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59pm:

I'm having a problem with a builder who says he can't repair the roof because it is too wet.   I'm not in Spain at the moment and the forcast I have seen shows there has been a little rain but not much.  I'm not sure if he is playing games with me.

How much rain has there been in Mojacar in the last couple of weeks?  

I'd be very grateful for any info.

Thanks - Liz

Many thanks to everyone that replied.  All the replies are very helpful and informative.

To fill you in properly,  the work to be done is on a property we are due to complete the purchase of on 21st December.  The solarium has leaked into the room below.  The works required were identified at the beginning of the buying process in October and we were assured by the agent the work would be completed in good time for the final payment.

The delay has turned out to be because the insurance company quibbled and it was decided the builder and vendor are responsible.  When the builder came last week he said it is now too wet.  The roof does have to be dry so we hope there will be no more rain and it is completed before Friday.  As there is internal making good and painting to be done I doubt it will.

We have informed the agent we may delay the final payment and are awaiting a repose from our solicitor.

All along we have been compliant with the buying process and are now feeling let down and very worried.   Many thanks again to you all!

A recommended builder/roof repairer/painter would also be helpful if anyone knows a good person in Mojacar area.  Thanks again,  liz

LizM

LizM

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:27pm

Posts: 15

Location: Mojacar

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:27pm

Crancrank wrote on Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:48pm:

It was hammering down in Mojacar yesterday morning

Thank you!

LizM

LizM

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:28pm

Posts: 15

Location: Mojacar

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:28pm

Rascalmate wrote on Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:59pm:

Builders may run more than one job simultaneously, unless they specifically state exclusivity.

Yes there has been rain over the last few days.

You do not say what type of repair is being done. Personally, if it was my roof I would want work done only on a completely dry roof, particularly if it is anything to do with the damp proof membrane.

Did you agree a completion date?       

How much of the contract amount have you paid the builder?

Have you asked him why he is delaying?

As others have said if you are not there is anyone supervising? A friend or a neighbour.

Do you know the builder or seen any of his previous jobs?

If the answer to these questions is no you have taken an enormous risk.

At this stage if you are not in Spain it would be fairly foolish to fall out with the builder particularly if you do not have a clear understanding why the builder chose not to work in the damp or wet conditions on your roof. After all it could take many days to dry out. Local pavements and roads are not drying out during the day in shaded areas and the overnight humidity can be 95% or more.

I recommend you ' talk to your builder ' before thinking the worst. A good manager is a people persuader, which is what you need to do in your case.

However, I hope he has not been overpaid for the work done to date.

Most quality builders will only ask for money for materials as they are delivered to site, with sometimes on large jobs agreed stage payments clearly specified in the contract.

This is how my Spanish builder works.

Good luck anyway.

( yes, for the sceptics :  I am qualified to give advice I was a Building Contracts Manager for 25 years in the UK, working for some of the largest building companies in the UK)

Great info thanks so much

LizM

LizM

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:29pm

Posts: 15

Location: Mojacar

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:29pm

chrisso50 wrote on Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:50am:

On average there are about 3 days when it rains here, during December. In the U.K. it’s pretty much every other day.

Thanks

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