Selling house with septic tank

Selling a house with a septic tank can sometimes be tricky, in part because of revised UK government regulations on how the tanks operate.

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Your questions answered when selling a house with a septic tank

✅ Will it be impossible to sell my house if it has a septic tank?

No, although you might find that it could be harder to attract buyers compared to trying to sell a property that does not have a septic tank. That’s because many people do not want homes with septic tanks. However, you still have a number of options for selling your home if it has a septic tank, including contacting a fast home buyer that has experience with buying such properties.

✅ Will I have to pay money to sell my home with a septic tank?

It depends on which option you use for finding a buyer for your property. If you use the services of an estate agent or home auctioneer to sell your house with a septic tank, you will have to pay commission that will reduce your overall potential profit from the sale. But fast home buyers like LDN Properties don’t charge fees, which means you will keep all of the sale proceeds.

✅ If I use an estate agent to sell my home with a septic tank, what fees will I have to pay?

Each estate agent sets their own rates of commission that you will have to pay them for the work that would do in finding a buyer for your property. You will have to deduct this commission from the total profit that you can expect to make from the sale.

✅ If my house has a septic tank, how long will it take to sell the property?

The answer to this question also depends on the method you choose for selling your house. Using an estate agent can take many months or even more than a year to find a buyer. An auction might take a few months or perhaps less. And selling to a quick property buyer is the speediest option because the entire process should only take a handful of weeks.

✅ Can I remove my home's septic tank and use an alternative?

Yes, there are a number of alternatives to having a septic tank at your home that might be more appealing to potential buyers, which could help your efforts to sell the property. Choices include cesspits or cesspools, sewage treatment plants, and reed beds. Each option has its own pros and cons so be sure to carefully consider those before deciding.

✅ How are septic tanks at residential properties regulated?

The UK government is responsible for setting rules for how homeowners should operate and maintain any septic tanks on their properties. The regulations were recently updated and as of January 1, 2020, there are revised policies for houses with septic tanks, including a new prohibition on discharging any wastewater from the tanks into surface waters.

✅ Does every estate agent or auctioneer know how to sell a home with a septic tank?

No, and that’s why it’s important you ask an estate agent or property auctioneer whether they have experience with selling a home with a septic tank if you are interested in using either of those options. If they don’t know how to sell such properties, you might not find a buyer. But fast home buyers like LDN Properties have experience with buying many types of homes.

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