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by Hugh Jaleak
Wed May 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Drains
Replies: 5
Views: 829

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: 829

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: 770

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: 715

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: 3014

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: 715

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: 677

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: 1187

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: 893

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: 753

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.
by Hugh Jaleak
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Is a row just open to anyone to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Is a row just open to anyone to use?

Whilst you can park your car entirely on the ROW, you cannot open the door or get out without trespassing on the block paved area. Should there be a fence along the boundary at that point it wonder render the area unusable for parking a car. I'd be careful, stir things up and the owner or tenants of...
by Hugh Jaleak
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Conservatory toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Conservatory toilet

despair wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:23 pm
If you had a full survey of your own done the surveyor should have noticed
Not unless the Surveyor had x-ray eyes. The only way to adequately ascertain the condition of drains is a CCTV survey, which costs. Surveyors can only report on what they see.
by Hugh Jaleak
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New Sewage Connection
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: New Sewage Connection

Depends what you want to pay! A new connection into the road will possibly be several thousand, and will have to be laid by an approved contractor. If Thames insist on a manhole on the connection, the cost is even more. Your best option seem to be to approach the neighbours, and discuss terms, if yo...
by Hugh Jaleak
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Is a row just open to anyone to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Is a row just open to anyone to use?

Site can be found quite easily on Google Maps, with information given. Street view gives a better picture of the situation. My thoughts. Firstly, he has no right to deposit rubbish on the gravel area, it's not his property and could be classed as flytipping. However, may need to be the Landowner who...
by Hugh Jaleak
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Trampoline blocking light
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Trampoline blocking light

Trampoline is on your property, is not a fixed structure, and is hardly blocking his light I'd have said. (Not that he has any right to light anyway.) Move it if you wish to remain neighbourly, but he has no means to make you do so.