We have just received the Compromis de Vente on a property and we were surprised to find the following in it:
Sanitation - Wastewater - The building is located in a town with a public wastewater collection network that has been in service for more than two years, but it is not connected to this public network. …
In addition, the attention of the purchaser is drawn to the provisions of article L.1331-1 of the Public Health Code, which requires owners to connect the building to the public wastewater collection network in the two years from the commissioning of the public collection network then, upon connection to the public network and in application of article L.1331-5 of the Public Health Code, to put, at their expense, the previous installations out of service. state of serving or creating future nuisances.
The property has a non-collective sewage system (which needs upgrading).
So the questions are:
Is this a big thing?
Is this an expensive thing?
What sort of ball-park cost are we talking about (piece of string, I know)
Should we have been informed of this before now?
Any comments welcomed 'cos we are a little shocked and I’m sure we are all more concerned about the lockdown… but we thought this purchase was all over ‘bar the shouting’. Maybe not.
Best wishes, stay safe.