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Buying or Selling a HomeIf you are thinking of buying or selling a property with an onsite (septic) system, consider having it inspected by a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP).
An inspection will tell you:
SellersIf problems are found, they can usually be corrected. This proactive step can help you sell your property. Also, remember to pass all available records to the new owner. This may include a copy of the permit or filing, the maintenance plan and any pump-out and maintenance records.
BuyersRemember, a failed septic system can cost $20,000 or more to repair and replace. Once you purchase a property with a septic system, you become responsible for correcting any problems. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) provides a checklist of questions to ask and points to consider when purchasing a house with a well and septic system.
All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.
Tip - Make sure your system is correctly sized for the number of people in your household.
If your family of four is moving into a house with a system built for two people, you will need to upgrade your system. Contact an Authorized Person to learn your options.
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Nanaimo Area: (250) 390-6560