Dear reddit community, I came across a townhome that looks good but has an issue that I am not sure how serious it is.
Basically the common area Main Sewage Line is cracked, tree roots block it, which causes dirty water overspill into the unit, making the restrooms unusable. This unit is the closest to the pipe so is affected the most.
This happened once last summer and again this summer. I guess this is the reason the seller is selling under purchase price. Must be really unpleasant.
Now, the HOA has just approved the repair plan on August 10, according to the email communications in the disclosure. The plan is to replace Main Sewage Line pipe since its cracked. However, the HOA seems a bit unresponsive. Takes 2 months and multiple follow up emails for the original owner to get reimbursed for $500 repair fee. The actual fixing process hasn’t get started. If I buy the unit probably I’ll be the one to drive the effort.
I am wondering if I purchase the home, how much trouble in terms of time / money am I getting myself into? I am considering whether to put a low ball offer, or just avoid it and move on.
This home is listed 50k below the purchase price in 2018, not accounting for the money they put into renovating the kitchen and bath. It’s a 1.1m home in downtown MTV, you can probably find the listing from information I provided 🙂