#Are properties having a shared well acceptable for FHA financing?

The guidance in this FAQ is effective for case numbers assigned prior to September 14, 2015.

Shared wells may serve existing properties which cannot feasibly be connected to an acceptable public or community water supply system. A shared well shall have a valve on each dwelling service line as it leaves the well. A shared well shall service no more than four living units or properties. A shared well must have a shared well agreement and shall be binding upon signatory parties and their successors in title.

More information on this agreement can be referenced in HUD Handbook 4150.1 Rev-1, Section 12-17


Handbook 4150.1 REV1, Section 12-17



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