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Hi, does the cesspool serve only the property which you are buying or does it serve any other property? Kind Regards Andrew
As a background, a Buyer takes the property as they find it so if there is anything which is discovered to be defective, it is always best to liaise with the Seller/their Agents before exchanging Contracts so any necessary defect can be remedied or a suitable price reduction is given.
The cesspool is indeed legal, even if it is in a bad condition but you will of couse be responsible for remedying its defect or arranging the installation of a new septic tank/connecting to the mains drainage,after you have moved in. So, if I were you, I would certianly be going back to the Seller/Agents with a request to reduce your offer by the sum it will cost you to connect to the mains drainage/install a new septic tank as it appears to me that long term, the cesspool is not the best way to deal with the foul drainage. I would certainly hope that the Seller will see this as a reasonable request and may agree to reduce the price by 100% of this cost or at least 50% (what agreement is reached comes down to the bargaining powers of you and the Seller).
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Kind Regards Andrew
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