Conrad  Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No not mandatory.  When there is the rare septic tank involved I request a septic inspection for my buyer.

Aug 04, 2015 10:59 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Are private swerage systems what we consider spetic systems, Conrad? (Oh wait, that's a question, not an answer!) In NC and SC there is no requirement for a buyer to inspect a septic system, but I sure to always recommend that my buyers do.

Aug 04, 2015 09:41 PM
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ERIN PULVER
Coldwell Banker Prime Property - Latham, NY
Realtor servicing Schenectady and surrounding area

NY requires inspection of septic as well. Probably a north east thing :)

Aug 05, 2015 11:40 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, we don't.  However, we do recommend buyers to have a septic inspection. 

Aug 05, 2015 11:49 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...required but not all authorities are following suit as of yet.

Aug 05, 2015 12:27 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We do not have this requirement.

It is a common practice to inspect septic systems to see if they are correctly functioning.

Aug 04, 2015 11:53 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Our county has it and it was a fine way for the county to draw more payments...

Aug 04, 2015 11:02 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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In my career so far I've only dealt with "city connected" systems or septic. Neither are required inspections, but both are heavily recommended through disclosures and I do ask my clients to inspect or sign a hold harmless waiver on scoping all main drains on homes with cast iron pipes or any long time vacant property. 90% of our cast iron systems are at an age that they are failing regularly and causing massive replacement projects for the new owners. Best to catch them when they are negotiable.

Aug 04, 2015 11:00 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NO in NH and so happy. Most of the homes i sell do have city/town sewer but in the rural areas septic is the only choice. Every buyer has a septic inspection and it keeps government out of it. If it fails, a new one is put in by teh seller or new buyer, they are approved by the state and local anyway so avoiding Title V is a plus

Aug 04, 2015 10:55 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there's nothing better than town sewer.... personally, I wouldn't buy another home without it....

Aug 04, 2015 10:45 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Yes to Louisiana .

Aug 04, 2015 09:46 PM