On entering the apartment there was another problem.
Where the bedroom should have had a patio door opening onto my now
non balcony there was a window, and where there should have been a curved alcove with a slit window there was now a door and
my alcove was outside that door becoming a small patio, too small for anything but standing there and screaming.
To say I was not best pleased was an understatment & the locals
learned a few new words that day as I went balistic, in fact if you took all the expletives out of my conversation I would
have said nothing.
We headed back to Sunny Beach and a phone call to the MD who said
he would 'Give us our money back.' but that was not what we wanted. We wanted this mess sorted out and sorted out quickly
and told him. 'I want someone who knows this project out to the site on Monday to solve this horrendous problem.'
Needless to say Saturday was not a good day for us and we spent
quite a bit of it in an internet cafe we knew informing other buyers that there could be a potential problem as some of the
others apartments did not look as they should have done on the website plans.
On Sunday we had arranged to meet a couple from the internet forum we
use who had bought an apartment in Ravda.
We met them in the Krim on the coast road in Old Nessebar.
Well two meals,loads of drink, and I do mean loads and seven
yes seven hours later we parted company, thank goodness our hotel was only a two min walk/stagger away.
On Monday we went into the Sunny Beach office to see what had been
arranged & were given the telephone No. of the person we were to meet. It was the same guy who had helped us in choosing
the flooring & he arranged to pick us up to take us to the site. We were met on site by the building company technical
bod who was accompanied by another person who was quite knowledgable and another couple of people.
We were told how the problem had occured. Someone had posted
the wrong plans on the company website!!!!!!!!!!!
'That' I said 'Is not my problem as I bought off the website.'
'That is the design I have chosen that is what I want how can you
resolve the problem?'
Resolve the problem they did albeit ever so slightly different from
the plan.They said they could build the balcony but would I mind if the balcony started from where the door now was and not
where it should have been. I agreed that was ok and in fact it gave me more balcony but did take the alcove away which was
still going to be a small patio but now at least part of the all round balcony. We also found out during the course of talking
to the builder that the Vrachanski stone (marble) we had chosen might not be up to the job so later that week it was
off to the suppliers again to find a couple of other alternatives.
On top of all this the build looked to me to be well behind shedule
and I mean well behind.