would you ask for this certificate before you complete to check what you are buying is correct ie sq metres?
Yes, most certainly! Anyway, the bank’s surveyor -in Tamara’s case- has already measured the flat and is well under the sq.m. that it should have been!
I undertstand from what Tamara is saying that the flat is built and finished. So, the catastral certificate should be very readily available and cheap to obtain. However, if it is not forthcoming then it would make me wonder what is the developer trying to hide? Obviously, the bank’s surveyor is not a novice in measuring properties!!!