If you're trying to sell something, don't be an ***hole. (general discussion)

by Fawteen ⌂, East Overshoe, Maine, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 09:34 (74 days ago)

After looking at nearly a dozen places for my grandson, we finally found a place that was in decent shape and reasonably priced. They went back and forth a little and agreed on price.

The appraisal went well. Grandson got approved for the loan, put down earnest money, hired a professional home inspector and the inspection went well. Minor issues, easily fixed. Owner agreed to have the furnace serviced, the rest of it was just routine home maintenance.

The basic home inspection did not include the septic system. Being rural and on a tank-and-drain field system, I advised him to pony up for the inspection. NOT a place you want to have any surprises.

KA-RASH! Septic failed bigly. Drain field not working, tank full, evidence of ponding and even having had sewage backing into the house.

Okay, bad, but not terminal. Surely the owner will either get it fixed or deduct the price of a new system from the price of the house.


Well, uh...how about splitting the cost of a new system?

Nope. Not one dime.

How about extending the due diligence period so we can figure this out?

No. Sucks to be you.

Yeah...uh...not as much as you planned on it doesn't. Eff this, eff you, eff your agent. Expect to hear from our lawyer in Small Claims Court to recover nearly $2000 in inspection and appraisal fees.

Oh, and Good Luck trying to sell a house with a known bad septic system.

So the hunt is on again. Also, Grandson has 17 days left to get out of his place. So we'll be storing most of his stuff here plus hosting the 4 of them for however long it takes for them to either find another house or a rental.

Hah! We ARE taking our country back. Suck it, Liberal Commies!

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