Q: I'm buying my In laws house and my husband will be on the title but not the loan, do I still need a title 5 inspection?
The DEP website says:
When you DON'T need an inspection
Transfers between certain family members: Title 5 does not require a system inspection if the transfer is of residential real property, and is between the following relationships:
Between current spouses;
Between parents and their children;
Between full siblings; and
Where the property is held in a trust. See the "Guidance on Exemptions from Title 5 System Inspections" : https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/26/t5famex_0.pdf
Hope this helps.
Timothy E. Angley agrees with this answer
You will not need a Title V inspection as the transfer from your husband's parents to a child of theirs falls under the exemption under M.G.L.c. 21A, section 13.
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