If you buy the house you may not move in before you fix the problem
The other thing to consider is the mortgage. Banks may have their own requirement. Some may require money in escrow for the purpose. Some may not give a mortgage.
If you are selling a home, you should disclose it.
If you are buying and know there is a problem do you have any idea whether it will be able to perc for a new system? There are a lot of things to consider. Perc tests cost money and take time. Contact a septic company in the area for details..
An agent that you work with will give you more information.
Paul M. Boos
Ruffino Real Estate
406 W. Harford St.
Milford, Pa. 18337
The mortgage lender may require the house to be in a certain condition.
If you rent it out, you are required by law to provide certain basic necessities that make the dwelling livable; I believe one of those is a functioning toilet.
But to sell a house without functioning anything is acceptable as long as all known defects are disclosed.