Sicklerville, NJ asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Virginia

Q: How do i go about getting a shared septic and well agreement in Va, that will transfer if the property is sold?

We are buying a property, and the owner had a verbal agreement to share the well and septic that are on the neighbors property. She has no problem sharing, but we are concerned what would happen if she sold her property.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ross Cameron Hart
Ross Cameron Hart
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Salem, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You don't say whether or not you've signed a contract to buy the property. If you have you may have a big problem.

Make sure that obtaining a written agreement is part of the contract - that is the most important part of your transaction.

And you need a lawyer. NOT a 'real estate closing' agency who cannot represent you or give legal advice.

You should also meet the neighbor where the well and septic are located and talk about the pending purchase.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

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