Estate Agent Speak ... Plot/built

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Estate Agent Speak ... Plot/built

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:59 pm

When they say "built xmetre squared " does that mean the area of ground covered or does it mean the total floor area including upper floors?

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Postby Mixter » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:04 pm

I think its the floor area or 'footprint'...otherwise it would be cu3m

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Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:27 pm

I'm confused now. Would the footprint of a single storey building 10m by 10m be 100 square metres, and be the same as the footprint of a 10 storey building 10m by 10m/

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Postby Campo Kenny » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:30 pm

When we sold our 3 floor townhouse they lumped all the floors together to get the M2

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Postby nevada smith » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:25 pm

“...m2 built”
refers to the total amount of living space
(which can be spread over one or more floors), but
does not include basements or cellars
(unless they exit to the outside)
balconies or terraces
(unless covered by an insulated roof)
and garages...

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Postby Beachcomber » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:42 pm

The living space is described in the escritura as 'superficie útil' which is less than the built area 'superficie construida' because it does not include the area taken up by the interior walls.

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Postby Mixter » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:38 pm

Rick Gale wrote:
Mixter wrote:I think its the floor area or 'footprint'...otherwise it would be cu3m


I'm confused now. Would the footprint of a single storey building 10m by 10m be 100 square metres, and be the same as the footprint of a 10 storey building 10m by 10m/
The footprint in the space it takes up in the plot. Irrespective of height. My original answer tho, seems i guessed wrong re. what is offered by meterage on a property.

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Postby fearfulfred » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:02 pm

hi

OK does that mean that we could build a basement ( a long time dream) without changing the M2??

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Postby El Cid » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:10 pm

There are three ways of measuring a building.

The first, when you apply for a licence, is the absolute minimum and only includes the basic internal usable facilities, conveniently forgetting the garage and utility room and possibly one of the bedrooms - this also goes on the Escritura.

The second, when you pay the builder, is the outside measurement.

The third, when you sell it, includes everything you can think of, including the 4 bedroomed apartment that you have illegally built in the underbuild and probably half of your neighbours property!

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Postby Mixter » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:01 pm

fearfulfred wrote:hi

OK does that mean that we could build a basement ( a long time dream) without changing the M2??

Fred
Well, youd up the habitable sq.m..but the footprint wouldnt change...unless you made a pigs ear of it and the house collapsed all over the plot. :wink:

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Postby fearfulfred » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:06 pm

No we would not do that but have talked about a basement for along time...something that is normal in Canada..need to have water pipes more than 6 feet below ground level for winter frost! As we are built in a hillside we always thought it would be lovely to do as at home and have second floor ( recreation room whatever ) below ground level. Add to that less heating costs etc..would it become more meters squared ?? that is the main question!

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Postby Retro P » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:22 pm

Ialways thought that the quoted size included terraces and verandahs!
Ah! the full english!!

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Postby Mixter » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:29 am

would it become more metres squared
in a word - well four actualy...i would say yes. The house would offer X more metres of space.

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Postby Miro » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:12 pm

El Cid wrote:There are three ways of measuring a building.

The first, when you apply for a licence, is the absolute minimum and only includes the basic internal usable facilities, conveniently forgetting the garage and utility room and possibly one of the bedrooms - this also goes on the Escritura.

The second, when you pay the builder, is the outside measurement.

The third, when you sell it, includes everything you can think of, including the 4 bedroomed apartment that you have illegally built in the underbuild and probably half of your neighbours property!

:D :D :D

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You forgot the fourth, which is the estate agent's advertised size, which I believe is something like the sum of all of the above, squared.
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