The house is ours, officially
Today we met the old owners of the house and signed the final house ownership documents in the presence of the notary. This means that we finally received the keys to the house, and can begin our major reconstruction project.
In Belgium, the maximum amount of time one can end up waiting for this happy moment is four months from the signature of the initial agreement to purchase (compromis de vente/verkoopkompromis). Sometimes, as in our case, this time can be a little bit shorter.
For more information on the process of buying a home in Belgium, click here.