However, it is important that none of these permits automatically give you permission to build or build the sewers of a water company. For this reason, we have a building above or near the team and process. Work with you to ensure that your development can progress while ensuring that your property and our sewers are protected. (Please note that this only applies to construction work on a single residential plot involving tubes with a diameter of less than or greater than 150 mm) For more detailed information on the construction of public sewers, please visit this page on the Severn Trent Water website Hello, ownership and responsibility for private exits changed in 2011, but you say that the extension of your home was built before that date (before 1999). Therefore, the 2011 requirements would likely not apply. Following recent government recommendations, we have made the decision to close our offices to prevent and slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Sometimes problems arise when homeowners try to sell their property, partially or entirely built over a public sewer. Winter gardens and extensions are the usual culprits. If no construction contract has been concluded during the execution of the work, the water company has the legal right to enter the land to access the sewers, even if this means that the structure above the sewers will be demolished. However, the Water Company will not cause damage to the extent possible and will look for other ways to access the sewers, but the risk remains.
If a Build Over agreement has been reached, the water company is not allowed to remove or demolish the structure above the sewers. If no build-over contract has been concluded, the seller should have a CCTV investigation carried out on the sewers and transmit the film equipment to the water company. If the water company is satisfied that the sewage disposal channel is in good condition, it will issue a comfort letter confirming that the sewage disposal channel is in satisfactory condition. The comfort letter usually convinces the buyer and their lender that the water company will not take any action to demolish the offensive structure above the public sewers. For work in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire, please email email@example.com. If self-certification is not realistic, you must follow this formal application and assessment process to obtain our agreement for construction above or near (within 3 meters) of our sewer lines. If you are able to meet all the requirements, your project will be automatically approved (with limited exceptions). This only applies to construction work on a single residential plot, with pipes 150 mm in diameter or less. For anything larger, you need to fill out a formal build-over request form. You should probably talk to your lawyer and/or local drainage company to find out more and check who was responsible for your outings before 2011. Building on top of or near a sewage drain pipe can damage the pipe itself or your home.
This could lead to increased costs for our customers and cause you significant disruption. So, if you have sewer lines on your property, you need to consider the position, size and design of your work before you start and contact us before the work begins. It is almost impossible to obtain information from the water authority to confirm whether there should have been a building permit or whether the sewer channel was previously private and transferred as a result of the Transfer of Private Sewer Regulations 2011. This makes it difficult to satisfy a commercial lender that goes beyond approval. A commercial lender must be satisfied that, in a situation where a sewer bogeyman needs access to a sewer under a lot, the work does not affect the value of the property and the security of the bank and that there must be some certainty as to the liability of a legal croque-mort to compensate for the damage caused in the absence of a formal construction agreement. . .