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Old 11-24-2016, 07:48 AM
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Here`s the scenario, a good friend of ours told us about a property that went into foreclosure in his neighborhood. It`s a great location, it backs up to a river that has access to the bay. There are no utilities other than power, water is from a well and has septic. The problem is waiting on the bank to decide on what they want to fix or sell as is. We`ve been waiting for 2 months now.
So in the meantime, my friend tells me a relative of his has bought an interior lot and is going to build a house. They moved an RV on site and plan to live in it while the house is being built. They have just started with the plans so this means no septic or water yet. They have power and have tapped of the neighbor for water with their permission.

Here`s the problem- they have to dump the RV tanks, my buddy tells me he is going to dump them in the septic tank of the house we are waiting to buy.
Should I call the realtor and tell him I`ve heard rumors or confront my buddy and ask him not to do this?
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Banks suck , rv won't hurt the septic
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It probably wouldn't hurt anything. Illegal though.
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Do nothing and mind your own business. Just my honest opinion.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:53 AM
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sounds like your buddy's relatives are full of sh*t.
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You could suggest it would be easier to contract a Port a Jon company to come regularly and pump out the RV tanks.
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What's it going to hurt?
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If it really bothers you that much then ask him if he will pay for half the cost of a cleanout which would only amount to $150. Almost not worth it in my opinion
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Originally Posted by nanjemoycat View Post
What's it going to hurt?
I`m just thinking when the time comes and we officially own the house, we`ll have to pay to get the septic tank pumped out. And I don`t want to pay to have somebody else's crap removed. I was told before the house went into foreclosure, the previous owner just had the tank pumped.

I understand it`s not our house , yet.
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Originally Posted by UT_VOLS13 View Post
Do nothing and mind your own business. Just my honest opinion.
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There's so much shit going on with that place, pumping it out will be the easiest thing you have to do.

Maybe reach out to bank again with your keen interest to help them come to the proper decision.

I hope it all works out and good luck.

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Don't stir the shit
You'll get five years between pump outs so you're wringing your hands for much of nothing.
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
Shared opinion.

There's so much shit going on with that place, pumping it out will be the easiest thing you have to do.

Maybe reach out to bank again with your keen interest to help them come to the proper decision.

I hope it all works out and good luck.

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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Don't stir the shit


I guess it won`t be a good thing as we are trying to move in the neighborhood. It`s just the thought of him doing this and knowing this hopefully will be our new house.
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It's not your property yet so it's not your problem. But if this bothers you why not go directly to the guy and just tell him?
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I don't know your local laws, but our county allowed me to put in the septic before we even permitted the house. In our case, we could put in the septic without any encumbrance to building the house, so we went ahead and did that. I haul sewage from the trailer to the tank, because the septic port is higher than our trailer.

We looked into a portable tank that could periodically be pumped, but our state EPA wanted the same fee to permit the tank, and there were serious restrictions on tank size, and a retention barrier in case of tank failure. We also considered hauling to a trailer park, a state park, neighbor, or rest area dump. The nearest friend with a suitable dump port was 18 miles. The state park was 8 miles and required us to buy a daily permit to dump on that day. The rest area dump was free, but was about 45 minutes away. Putting in our septic right away made sense to us.

I would only dump at the neighboring house if I had written permission. It would only take one neighbor with a cell phone to file a complaint and cause major legal or even criminal consequences.

To answer your question directly, I would start asking questions during the discussion (not bringing it up myself). If your friend says his relative is planning to do this, I would ask if he has permission. Then I would follow up with asking if there is a port available that gives access to dump. Then I would ask if the relative plans on hauling, and how often. Finally, ask about how long and how much sewage is involved. You might also ask if the relative is compensating the current owner. Discussion of options might be part of the discussion. Again, I would only get involved if there is a conversation that I did not start.

If you really have a chance at purchasing this property, and you are working towards that end, I would initiate a discussion to make sure the "friend's relative" understands that dumping anything other than sewage, such as motor oil, could possibly damage the drain field. This sounds like a rural setting, and sometimes people in rural areas are disadvantaged with access to proper dumping, which increases your future risk. Pumping the tank is easy, $300 or so, but replacing the drainfield could be expensive and disruptive.
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Be Real sure where the waste is going into the system as to not clog the field. Be sure to test the field before you buy.
I doubt the RV waste would tax the system if handled properly and pump outs are 5 or so years apart on an undamaged system
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First, you wouldn't even know about this opportunity if it were not for your friend. Next, it isn't even your house and may never be. Last, you should not care that waste is going exactly where it supposed to.

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Until I actually owned the property, I wouldn't care.
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Your first sentence states" a good friend of ours told us .....". If he didn't tell you about the property you would miss out on a deal for sure. So what if you have to pay $300.00 to have the septic pumped.
How cheap are you???????
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