Quillan Posted March 8, 2007 Share Posted March 8, 2007 As I read Miss Babs posts I sort of understand what may have gone on. Normally an agent would not carry out any further check (with regards to waste water) other than to ask the seller if the house is on main drainage, bit like asking what size the power supply is. If the answer is no but it's using a fosse than he and/or the notaire should tell the seller to get a report done as is the law. The agent only believes what the seller tells him/her. In this instance the situation is complicated by the fact that the seller and agent co-habit and without getting inside the two peoples head you don't really know what is going on. Did the agent tell his partner to say it's on main drainage or did he ask and was told it was and believed it to be true? It really is impossible for us (on the forum) to say as we are not involved and don't know who these people are.I know a couple who bought a house and discovered in the high temps last year a nasty smell from the front of their house. They called a plumber and he roded the drain only to discover the pipe ran out of their house straight in to a drainage ditch. They approached the mayor who was in a state of total disbelief and at that time with no mains drainage nearby they were left with the cost of putting a fosse in. Fortunately a new gendarmerie is going to be built at the end of their road and the council are running in a new sewer for it. A casual conversation took place between the owner and the guys putting the sewer in when they came to tell him he wouldn't be able to get his car out for the day. He discovered in the course of the conversation that the new sewer ran within half a metre of the end of his pipe. He paid for the 'T' piece and gave them a 'drink' and they connected him up. Now these people were really lucky and it's not the norm for this to happen and boy were they happy as by chance they had just saved themselves a fortune.In my case I have a fosse which goes through a fat trap then straight in to the river. My house is lower than the sewer. The mayor will pay for the sewer to be extended to our boundary. We will have to pay for the fosse outlet to be blocked off and a pump installed to pump the waste up to the main sewer. The mayor can give us a price for the equipment and a person to install it. We have been waiting 18 months for him to get back to us. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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