“My recommendation to someone buying a new home in Santa Cruz is that they should have the sewer lateral inspected prior. As a listing agent, I would also recommend to the seller that they have sewer lateral inspection included with all the other inspections that we put on the table. That way there are no surprises for potential buyers.

If you don’t own a house but rent, you should contact your landlord or management company immediately and let them now of signs of potential sewer lateral problems. Early detection and repair can save a homeowner money and time. ”

-Linda Charman, Owner and Broker at Vanguard Realtors