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by Hugh Jaleak
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: General binding rules: GBR small sewage discharge to a surface water
Replies: 35
Views: 2892

Re: General binding rules: GBR small sewage discharge to a surface water

I cannot see how you could be held anyway responsible for this septic tank. It is merely located on/under your property, you are neither jointly or separately an 'operator' as the EA require, so I would just sit back now and let the EA and your Neighbours argue it out next year. My main concern righ...
by Hugh Jaleak
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Septic Tank
Replies: 34
Views: 1009

Re: Septic Tank

It is important to note, a Septic Tank only needs 'emptying' every so often, to remove accumulated sludge. Under normal operation it will remain 'full', with the clarified effluent leaving the tank, which, depending on the treatment process offered by the setup, can be discharged into a soakaway to ...
by Hugh Jaleak
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Roof boundary
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: Roof boundary

Party Wall Agreement may be needed if he plans to carry out work as you describe.
by Hugh Jaleak
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Excavating garden to ground level potential problem
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Excavating garden to ground level potential problem

Air bricks are usually around DPC level, and in fact the DPC is clearly visible in the pic! Removal of soil to any sort of depth could undermine the foundations, and land you with a large bill! Work with what you have, the world is not flat!
by Hugh Jaleak
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water butts on roof
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Water butts on roof

Doubt there's anything illegal about it, but depending on the size of these containers, I hope his roof is strong enough to support them. 1 litre of water = 1kg, so 500 l of water soon makes some weight. Flat roof's often leak, if the board underneath isn't up to the load, then he could find himself...
by Hugh Jaleak
Wed May 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Drains
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Drains

Sounds like its blocked further downstream, and the bubbling is air being displaced. Try Building Control at the local Council, any work on drains needs Building Regs approval, doesn't strike me they have got that!
by Hugh Jaleak
Mon May 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Drains
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Drains

Firstly, did the neighbour have use of the sewer prior to making this rainwater connection to it? If the sewer is shared it is the responsibility of the Water Company as sewerage provider, and although connecting rainwater into a foul sewer is frowned upon now, it is allowed as a last resort if all ...
by Hugh Jaleak
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: drainage
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: drainage

Need to establish how long it's been there, but the rules changed in 2011, and it may well now be the Water Company's responsibility. Property owners are responsible for any drain serving their property until it meets any drain being used by another property, or passes under the boundary onto a neig...
by Hugh Jaleak
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adopted sewers
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Adopted sewers

Eliza, sorry, just seen your post. Have checked my PM's nothing from you I'm afraid. Feel free to contact me again if you still need advice.
by Hugh Jaleak
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Alleviation of flooding from Road Drains and Sewer.
Replies: 4
Views: 3261

Re: Alleviation of flooding from Road Drains and Sewer.

"Are the Water Authorities still privatised. and paying dividends to their shareholders?" Very much so. Cutting back on staffing, overtime, trying to do as much as they can on the cheap, expecting more from all their staff, for little or no reward, (whilst Management look after themselves very nicel...
by Hugh Jaleak
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adopted sewers
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Adopted sewers

Sewer ownership and responsibility changed in October 2011. Since that date, any sewer serving one or more properties, becomes the responsibility of the Sewerage Provider (Water Company). Any sewer serving a single property, from the point it passes under the boundary into a neighbouring property, a...
by Hugh Jaleak
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who is responsible ... blocked sewer.
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Who is responsible ... blocked sewer.

Information for Anglian Water customers here, regarding blocked drains. https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/household/water-recycling-services/sewers-and-drains.aspx As a rule of thumb, once a drain serving ONE property goes over the boundary line of that property, or joins a sewer serving at least one o...
by Hugh Jaleak
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: neighbour pushing into garden
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: neighbour pushing into garden

Raise the issue of the trespassing flue and Pressure Relief discharge with Gas Safe and Building Control. Both should be able to look and/or advise FOC, and even order it be moved if deemed necessary. If its a new installation it will be unlikely to comply with regs and therefore action can/will be ...
by Hugh Jaleak
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Squatters
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Squatters

I would think the whole building would have to now fall under the rules for Squatters in a commercial building. You can bet a pound to a penny, they will know exactly what their rights are, I think you would be best getting proper legal advice, before they stitch you up over a technicality and drag ...
by Hugh Jaleak
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Which size stones on driveway
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Which size stones on driveway

You can specify the size of peagravel, when laying drainage, bigger pipes need bigger gravel. Go for a bigger size that wont go through the grid in the drains.