TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-20.8
Real Estate Sales Disclosures

SECTION 5-20.8-13


§ 5-20.8-13 Cesspool inspection requirement.

(a) Every contract for the purchase and sale of real estate which is or may be served by a private cesspool, shall provide that potential purchasers be permitted a ten (10) day period, unless the parties mutually agree upon a different period of time, to conduct an inspection of a property's on-site sewage system, before becoming obligated under the contract to purchase, to determine if a cesspool exists, and if so, whether it will be subject to the phase-out requirements as established in Rhode Island general law chapter 23-19.15.

(b) Failure to include the provision required in subsection (a) in the purchase and sale agreement for real estate does not create any defect in title.

(c) Failure to provide the results of any previous inspection of a cesspool servicing the property does not create any defect in title.

(d) Failure to include the purchase and sale agreement provision required in subsection (a) of this section or failure to provide previous inspection results of a cesspool servicing the property entitles the purchaser to void the purchase and sale agreement by providing notice in writing to the seller prior to the transfer of the title at closing.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 136, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 233, § 3.)