Q & A Saturday – Can I Sell a House with a Failed Septic System?

Welcome to our Q & A Saturday video.

In these Q & A Videos we will answer your questions about real estate.  Any real estate related topic from questions about selling your house, buying a house, real estate investor questions, land lording questions, local market questions and many others things are all fair game. 

Today’s question is “Can I Sell a House with a Failed Septic System?”

Failed Septic System - MA Real Estate

In this video Shaun gives a quick explanation so some of options you have to sell a house that has failed septic system.


Some of the main points covered in this video are:

1)      Can You Sell a House with a Failed Septic System?

2)      How many properties in MA are served by Septic

3)      What is Title V and what it means to you

4)      The costs of replacing a system

5)      Basic requirements and timeline for replacing a Septic System

6)      The options available to you to sell when Title V fails



Hopefully this gives you an idea of the issues involved with inspecting and replacing a septic system as well as the options available to a seller with a failed system.  There are a lot of nuances with each individual situation and system but I hope this gives you a good basic understanding to the process.  So it is possible to Sell Your Home As Is even with a failed septic system


Hope you enjoyed the video and leave any other questions you have about the topic below or any other topics you would like to see covered in future videos.  I encourage anyone that has things they would like to talk about to let me know what they are.  You can always fill out a contact us form here and put Q & A in the subject, just leave a comment with your questions below here, send an email to info@masshomesale.com, or post it on our Facebook page or Twitter account.


Resources mentioned in the video and some other useful resources and good articles:

–          Massachusetts Title V FAQ’s

–          Title 5 Septic System Regulations: 310 CMR 15.00

–          The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog – Massachusetts Title V rules


If you need to sell your hosue with a failed septic system schedule a consultation to sell your house fast and easy today.



(Image Credit: Septic Mess from Amerifirst Home Mortgage)




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