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should the seller pay to have topsoil replaced after he had to replace the septic system?

  • April 21 2014 - Littleton
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Profile picture for Louis W
You would hope and expect so. 

But if it is your dream home and a deal breaker for the seller, you will have to weigh the costs.
  • April 22 2014
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Irene, 

That's a challenging question... here in the Berkshires, the company that installs a new septic typically works with the soil to ensure grass will grow again... they will re-seed and put hay on the excavation site.  I would check with the excavator to determine what their plans are, and if those costs are covered.

Good luck.

Tom
  • April 21 2014
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I believe the topsoil should be replaced by the owner. Just because the septic system needed to be replaced is not the buyer's fault. I would also have to refer to what the purchase contract states. Best of luck with home selling.
  • April 21 2014
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Unless they agreed in a contract I doubt they will want to spend any more than they have to. I am guessing they did not want to replace the system itself and now they are trying to minimize their costs. You might have to just eat that knowing you got a new septic system out of the deal.
  • April 21 2014
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