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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Cheers however the property is still listed so I’d rather not give it away as I’m still in contact with the vendor and agency.

Why would we need to move into town?

I fully understand that a house connected to the mains is much more desirable. We totally get what we’re taking on by looking at rural properties. My in-laws live on a farm in Lancashire and we live is a fairly isolated spot where a car is a must. My dad lives in a remote house in Orkney, so yeah we know what we’re getting into.

I think I’ll offer the asking price if the vendor can get the work done. If that is turned down then we’ll look elsewhere.

Thanks for all the help
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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Good point, lehaut.  Even better if the land slopes downhill.  In the house I talked about earlier, the land unfortunately inclined upwards but it was still possible.  We needed a pump which incidentally never gave us any trouble.  It emptied itself when the contents reached a certain level.  Plus it passed the fosse inspection at the time of sale without a hitch.

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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Good Luck. I’m sure that you’ve realised already that, if nothing else, ALBF is predictable.
PS I know a house where the fosse is in the garden the other side of the road.
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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Cheers. I’m sure it’s doable but whether it’s worth the hassle is something else.

We might be better looking for one where the fosse situation is more straightforward.
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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Well I just had a google about being predictable as I am.

Microstations cannot be installed in a maison secondaire. OK.

But reading this, there is a good alternative.....a 'filtre compact'.

https://www.factoryfuture.fr/micro-station-maison-secondaire/

https://www.factoryfuture.fr/tricel-seta/

They offer a free quote on there site...why not give it a go ?
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Aha! I have seen that and contacted them for a quote.
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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

And they did not get back to you I guess ?

This is France. You have to get used to that. It is the same for everyone.

ALBF top tip....go to a place direct that have a premises.

Here is a big list..

https://www.pagesjaunes.fr/annuaire/departement/orne-61/assainissement
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Re: Fosse septique - we are at an impasse

Another point - Some places offer a grant towards a new fosse. We were offered 5000 euro, the rest of the cost to us.
It may not apply for second homes though.
We didn't take up the offer as we had decided just to leave well alone.

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