undefinedWhat is the name of your state? South Carolina
I purchased a lot in a subdivision in SC in 1993. I received a copy of a letter from the health dept (DHEC) that stated that "Some lots may require pump systems depending upon location of the dwellling." and "Surface water control may be required on some lots before or at the time the septic tank system is installed."
The lot is listed with a realtor. In Sept, 05, the realtor submitted a contract with the contingency "must provide perk test for 3 bedroom house by Seller". We changed "Seller" to "Buyer" explaining that they were the ones that would place the proposed house on the property. The buyer agreed and paid for the perk test. The resulting perk test did not allow for a conventional system. As the owner, I was required to request a review which I have done. It appears that an engineered system will be required. I contend that the terms of the contract have been met and the buyer should close or lose their earnest money. If the contingency had stated "must provide a septic permit" it would have been a different story. In my opinion, my realtor is acting more like the buyers agent since she refuses to agree.