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Illegal Drain Field installationf...

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I am going to be taking the party that sold us our house last year to small claims court for fees involved in having an 'As-Built Design' done for our drainfield. I feel we have a good case as does our Lawyer.

The septic designer states in his letter to the County that the previous owners illegally installed or repaired it. He states this because the materials that he found, ie: pc pipe, the rocks/gravel and the plastic liner are virtually new, not 54 years old as was suspected. We also have a letter from the woman requesting the proof from the County that the drainfield is approved, stating that she was aware of work being done and she believed it was done without a permit. We also have a neighbor that says she witnessed the work being done, as well as the wife of the party that told us directly that the main pipe from the septic tank to the drainfield was replaced because a large root from a particular tree had crushed it. All of this the sellers are denying and here in King County, WA this would all be hearsay. Would the wifes' admission to us be considered hear-say? Our attorney says to submit all the letters to the judge even if it is hearsay and let him decide.

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