Qu’est-ce que le diagnostic SPANC et le diagnostic de vérification tout à l’égout ?

Do you have a property for sale on the Côte d’Azur? The Ange d’Azur agency accompanies you throughout the procedure. The use of a renowned real estate agency such as Ange d’Azur saves time and quickly accesses good visibility of the property on the market. The sale of real estate is subject to numerous obligations. Indeed, when selling a property, the seller must submit several mandatory diagnoses, including the SPANC diagnosis and the sewer verification diagnosis.


Non-collective sanitation diagnostics and main sewer verification diagnostics

When selling a home equipped with its own wastewater treatment system, the SPANC diagnosis and the sewer verification diagnosis are mandatory certificates. This diagnosis makes it possible to verify that the individual wastewater treatment systems comply with the regulations in force. Since January 1 , 2011, the sale of a dwelling equipped with a septic tank must be accompanied by a sanitation diagnosis dated less than three years ago.


What is a sanitation diagnosis used for?

The SPANC diagnosis and the sewer verification diagnosis make it possible to guarantee the proper functioning of the maintenance of the autonomous wastewater treatment systems before the sale of a property. In France, non-collective sanitation (ANC) concerns between 5 and 6 million homes. Most of them are defective and/or badly maintained. In addition, it is estimated that around 600,000 homes discharge wastewater directly into nature. This has harmful consequences for the environment, waterways and groundwater. Thanks to the sanitation diagnosis, we can thus validate the compliance of these ANC systems, through a mandatory control audit, when the accommodation is sold. This also makes it possible to make the owners responsible for respecting the standards in force. This also helps to avoid lawsuits for latent defects. Indeed, the diagnosis may result in a work obligation for the seller or the buyer, in the event of non-compliance.


When should a sanitation diagnosis be carried out?

The sanitation diagnosis is mandatory when selling a dwelling not connected to the town’s sanitation network. These include single-family homes with septic tanks, cisterns or microfiltration systems, but also alternative systems with compact filters or grinders. The sanitation diagnosis must be appended to the technical diagnosis file, grouping together all the compulsory certificates such as the DPR, gas, electricity, etc. The seller must present this diagnosis to the buyer, at the latest when signing the sales agreement. In his absence, the seller risks prosecution for hidden defects that may lead to financial penalties or the cancellation of the sale.


Who can carry out a SPANC diagnosis and a sewer verification diagnosis?

The owner who puts his property up for sale must carry out the sanitation diagnosis, like all the other mandatory diagnoses. On the other hand, unlike other certificates, the sanitation diagnosis must be carried out by the SPANC or Public Non-Collective Sanitation Service. It is a local public body, controlling non-collective sanitation systems. The seller must therefore contact the nearest SPANC, or your municipality, which will put you in touch with an operator, in order to carry out a sanitation diagnosis. Indeed, each municipality is directly attached to a SPANC. The validity of a sanitation diagnosis is three years, from the date of its completion. It is imperative that it be valid at the time of signing the sales agreement.

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