Question by  Angie83 (180)

What are the home disclosure laws in Illinois for septic problems?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Disclosure of plumbing issues is part of the disclosure form for Illinois. In areas where septic is used in place of public sewerage, inspections are applicable as a condition of the sales contract. There are time frames for the inspections, and you will need to check to see what they are. It is suggested that you use a buyer's realtor.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Generally real estate law prohibits the concealing of such problems. A home inspection will reveal problems as well. Attempts to deceive can void the contract to sell.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

If you are the seller of a home and know that there is a problem with the septic system in your home you are required to disclose that information.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Caveat Emptor - let the buyer beware. Always get a licenced building inspector to examine your purchase, don't trust the seller. They don't "have" to tell you anything.

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