DIY influencer 'loses £4,000' after buying house with collapsed septic tank

A bungalow with green shed housing a septic tank that is falling down next to it
A homebuyer ended up losing £4,000 after a survey found that the home's septic tank was collapsing and the bank refused to lend on it (Image credit: @TheCarpentersDaughterUK)

A homebuyer ended up losing thousands after discovering the septic tank for a property she was looking to buy was collapsing and didn't meet general binding rules standards.

Vikki Lee, who runs the YouTube channel 'The Carpenter's Daughter' was looking for an agricultural home to renovate and thought she found the ideal home for her and her partner.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.