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Old 02-17-2018, 01:40 PM   #16
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Pretty good observation but "questionable" .
It's bad, but legally??

Not the right thing to do and I myself may have a hard time doing so.
I don't know though. If panic about having a worthless piece of property set in, how would I allow my morals to influence me? Tough call.
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If the city won't help, any possibility to disconnect and put in your own septic system?
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:52 PM   #18
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If the city won't help, any possibility to disconnect and put in your own septic system?
Sounds like a good fall back plan so all is not lost.
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That is not usually allowed if sewers are available. It would also likely be worse when it rains even less.
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In the Commonwealth of KY, the statute of limitations on disclosures statements is ten years.
If the person has not lived there longer than ten years, I would start by requesting all records from the sewer provider to see how many times they had been called and what the calls were for and the resolution was each time. If there were calls made regarding this issue and the last homeowner had contacted them, that's (in my opinion) an omission on the disclosure statement.
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Where I live, we have a similar issue, but more widespread. The sanitary sewers back up and flood basements. The problem here is infiltration. The old clay pipes crack, break and the storm/downspouts infiltrate into the sanitary system. This overwhelms the treatment plant and they have to discharge untreated waste into our freshwater lake. (They are currently upgrading our treatment plant to the tune of $100 million).

In my city, whenever you sell your house, you are required to have a dye test. They test your system all the way to the street to make sure there is no infiltration. If there is, you have to fix it. Average cost... $8000- $10,000. This has been in place for some time. My first home I bought in 1990 failed, but it was in the "city right-of-way". I asked when they were going to fix it. They said "when we do the whole street".
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