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It's Just a Little Oil Tank....


Blog by Claire LeLacheur | April 26th, 2010


A little oil tank in the backyard.

 

That was the best thing I have seen yet. The Realtors comments on a brand new listing - a statement of fact....It is just a little oil tank.

Little or not, that oil tank will still be a major headache to the Sellers. The Seller is legally obligated to remove that oil tank. If the ground is contaminated by oil that has leaked out of the tank, that soil must be removed and decontaminated. All this must be done to the City of Vancouver fire code and supervised.

In some extreme cases,  I have seen where the oil has leaked into the neighbours yard, which had to be cleaned up, right down hard pan.

It is never a little oil tank. Nice work making something potentially huge into nothing though.


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