The housing recidivism situation and the lack of building permits appear to be insurance for compensation. However, as commercial real estate lawyers know, insurance is much more expensive when it comes to commercial real estate. The answer is not clear. The costs of studying the history of sewers under the ground must be incurred to meet the situation, or the costs must be borne by obtaining a compensation policy. One way or another, this is an uncomfortable situation that has not contemplated the transfer of the regulation to private channels and will probably only be more frequent, since real estate that would have been private before 2011 is now falling above the public. In 2011, most of the sewers and private sewer outlets in England and Wales were transferred to public property. Thousands of kilometres of pipes – repaired and maintained by the owners (often without their knowledge) were under the jurisdiction of water companies. While this was undoubtedly good news for the owners, it created a kind of legal shade zone when these sewers were built by their former owners. Each water company has its own policy regarding the construction of public pipes or near public canals. For Severn Trent Water, if an owner wants to build in the immediate vicinity of an existing public channel, they will have followed one of the two lawsuits. Until the late 1990s, they reportedly entered into an agreement with Severn Trent Water, which stated both their rights and the rights of the water company. Therefore, you need to tell us if you are planning to expand your home so that we can make sure that your home and our pipes are protected during and after construction.

If you are expanding your land, you need to make sure you know if there are water pipes, public sewers or sewers on your land. It`s a good idea to find out before you start working so that the work goes as smoothly as possible. It is almost impossible to obtain information from the water service to confirm whether the building permit should have been issued or whether the sewers were previously private and were transferred following the transfer of the private canals regulation in 2011. This makes it difficult to satisfy a commercial lender that was not necessary to reach an agreement. A commercial lender must ensure that, in a situation where a sewer contractor needs access to a sewerage system located under land, the work does not affect the value of the property and the security of the bank, and there must be some certainty as to the liability of a legal minor to repair the damage in the absence of a formal construction agreement. For more information on the construction of public sewers, please visit this page on the Severn Trent Water website The transfer of private sewer regulations 2011 provided that all previously private sewers and sewers would be transferred to the Regional Sewers Property. This resulted in all previously private sewers being made public. No authorization is required in cases where private sewers were built prior to the transfer of ownership of a sewerage company. Under these conditions, safety is ensured for an owner whose property was built before the transfer of sewers from a private channel to a public channel, in conjunction with the legal undertaker`s obligations to repair the damage suffered.

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