Century 21 Associates Realty LLC 
     Karen J. McLinden
      Phone 508-677-3233
       Fax 508-679-2006
       657 Pleasant St., Fall River, MA 02721 
                                                                                                                                   
 
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Because improperly functioning sewage systems and cesspools are a major cause of the pollution of our coastal waters, rivers and water supply...the state of Massachusetts enacted as of March 31, 1995, the state environmental code known as Title V. This code requires inspections of septic systems and cesspools before a home is sold or enlarged...

Title V requires inspections if....

Within 2 years before the sale of a home or transfer of title

When the use of a home is changed

In certain inheritance situations (for example, when a child inherits a home from his or her parent.)

When the footprint of a home is changed

When the home is expanded and a building or occupancy permit is required (for example a bedroom is added)

if weather prevents an inspection at sale of transfer, the inspection must occur as soon as weather permits, but no later than six (6 months) after the sale or transfer.

Note: All septic systems and cesspools 
must meet TITLE V requirements, but 
they must also comply with Local board 
of health ordinances which can be more stringent that Title V.
Title V does not require inspections if...

A mortgage is refinanced

Title to the house is transferred from one spouse to another or placed in certain family trust

The local Board of Health issued a certificate of compliance within 2 years before the time of transfer of title

The homeowner has entered into an enforceable agreement, binding on subsequent buyers with the board of health requiring an upgrade of the system or connection to municipal sewer system with 2 years of transfer or sale.

You may contact the Department of Environmental Protection Title V Hotline at: (800)266-1122 or (617)-292-5886

 

 

 

 

 2013, Karen McLinden & Century 21 Real Estate LLC. CENTURY 21 is a registered trademark licensed to Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

 

 2013, Karen McLinden & Century 21 Real Estate LLC. CENTURY 21 is a registered trademark licensed to Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.