On Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 9:25:31 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
heres why. you fail to disclose the tank, and 10 years later the property is sold again, a helpful neighbor reports to the new owner hey there used t be a tank there.
you will be on the hook for investigation of the issue, soil tests etc etc digging up the entire area.
probably cost at least 10 grand, and you will be sued...........
its not worth the risk
On Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:41:51 PM UTC-5, bob haller wrote:
Aside from the fact that the post is ancient, what the poster
questioned was why you have to disclose that a tank was once
there if it has been properly removed. I'd say the answer to
that is that you don't, unless your state has a law that
specifically requires it,
I would think that even if you had a tank, failed to disclose
it, after 10 years you may be off the hook. They do have
statute of limitations for various claims. Also, to prevail,
the other party would have to prove you knew about it.
How lucky do they feel in spending the money to try to prove
what they claim you knew 10 years ago?
Yes! Do what any good democrat politician would do. If caught, lie your
way out of it.
Repeat after me:
"What difference at this point does it make?"
"I have no recollection of any oil tank on this property."
On Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:15:30 AM UTC-5, trader_4 wrote:
as long as you have the tank properly removed with all the inspections and certifications necessary. then you might as well disclose it.
the problem is many people wouldnt do the job right and leave a environmenal hazard for a later property owner to clean up.
"We went away for the weekend to visit a sick aunt whom the doctors
diagnosed with Chastic Fibrosis (a disease usually found in Star-Faced
Moles) that limited her ability to tie her shoes even though she mostly wore
thong sandles and when we returned home, exhausted yet somehow invigorated,
possibly because we spent the week breathing the ammonia cloud from the
hundreds of chickens our aunt kept pinned next to the house because she ate
at least two dozen eggs every day which the doctors were certain had no
bearing on her disability, we found this big honkin' hole in our backyard!
On Sat, 19 Sep 2009 05:19:46 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
All I am doing right now is looking to get the excess oil out of the
tank. If I eventually decide to have it removed, the professionals I
hire will be taking care of getting a permit, etc.
My thinking is that a 5 gallon oil leak is cheaper to clean up than a
500 gallon leak.
Depending on it's age there is probably a fair amount of sludge and rust
in the bottom. It's added work for them to filter that and dispose of
the oil. Would you buy old oil from some guys tank for your new burner?
And a fly buy night Craig's list person will not totally pump it clean
and leave you the crap in the bottom you still have to dispose of. You
may even have state environmental fees to get the tank removed after you
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