Yes, suggest you factor the condition of the home into your offer - which is essentially your statement of value. It should be priced to reflect this, but how a property is priced and what you deem its value to be are not alway in line.
A septic inspection should be part of your inspection - most inspectors will have septic guys they can pull in - it will cost you more, but will be money well spent.
Good luck to you,
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