I'm buying an apartment in France. The building is from the 70s, and the apartment was last renovated 10 years ago and rented since then. The lights in the ceiling are a surprise to me.
The current owner (from whom I'm buying it) advised me to choose whatever light fixtures I like, and ask a handy-person to install them for me.
- Is there likely some kind of junction box in there behind the plaster?
- Do I need to see the junction box before I buy a fixture, or can I go and buy any light fixture?
- How can many tenants have lived with it like this for years? Is there any kind of fixture that attaches to these as-is without taking apart the plaster (which someone might have removed when they vacated the apartment)?