Q: Is it legal in VA for a real estate listing to claim more bedrooms than the property septic is approved for?
If the agent HAS KNOWLEDGE that the house has more bedrooms than the septic rating, then it could be an issue.
HOWEVER, no agents that I know (including one of the top five in my area) look at the septic certification before the listing. Agents rely on what the seller tells them (and they have a form the seller signs certifying the data). And the seller might not know because they bought the house without checking the septic permit. A title search will not show it since it is concerned with ownership and liens, not permits.
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