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Old 09-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Location: Massachusetts
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yup i'd prefer a credit and do the replacement myself too. it's more work but you have full control over the project to ensure the quality. if someone else is paying/doing it on your behalf....there's not much incentive to pay more (for better quality) or do more work (keeping an eye to ensure everything is done properly).
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:21 PM
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We are being required to pay cash for the septic tank inspection. Is this the normal way of doing business? We were told by the realtor it is $500 to $600 but we must meet the person and pay them cash. They won't take a check or credit card. Should we insist on a different company? Are they doing this to keep the work off the books?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Location: NC
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I would sever my agency agreement with the agent and get another buyers agent asap.

Situations like yours are why I won't do dual agency. You just never know what you will run into.

Technically, because it is their house, they can have any one they want do whatever they want. However, if they already have a contract and buyer in hand, they seem to be very disagreeable and non-cooperative.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:18 AM
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I would walk, something doesn't sound right. Tell them they need to have the septic completely fixed and passed and you will pay original price, your not paying for the septic. A septic that has passed is need for it to be sold. It seems like they want you to pay for the septic and there is something going on. between relators and owner.
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