Can a home be sold if it is on a septic system but the drain field is on the lot next door and is not owned by us?

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Can a home be sold if it is on a septic system but the drain field is on the lot next door and is not owned by us?

Should it have been sold to us that way also?

Asked on November 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible that a home having a septic system on it can be sold where the leach field is on someone else's property. The way such happens is that there is typically an easement recorded on the other property benefitting one's own. I suggest that you consult with a real estate attorney to assist you in the matter and in reviewing all title reports concerning your property.


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