Seller Says "Too Bad"

Seller Says “Too Bad” After Homebuyers Find Rotting Septic Tank Under Plywood
(From Pumper Magazine, October 23, 2018)

A news organization in Cortland Manor, New York, helped pressure listing agents to replace a collapsing septic tank after they brokered the sale of a $300,000 home without informing the new owners of the problem.

The rusted-out tank was hidden under a piece of plywood in the backyard, presenting a significant safety hazard for the new family, not to mention a $7,500 replacement cost to get the system up to code.

The owners say the listing sheets they used for reference when they bought the house claimed the property was connected to the city sewer, but after they moved in, a neighbor informed them that the house was on a septic system that had been giving the previous owners problems.

When they asked the seller to pony up half the money to fix the system, they were told “Oh well too bad,” say the homeowners.

7 On Your Side News helped broker a deal between the two responsible listing agents, who agreed to pay the cost to replace the tank.

Click the link to read the complete 7 On Your Side News story.



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