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Build Over Sewer Agreements

Build over sewer agreement

Is there a sewer within your property boundaries?


The boundaries will be edged red on Land Registry plans.


Lifting your manhole cover should give you a rough idea of the sewer route. If you can see your manhole cover your property is presumably not built over the sewer.


You must NOT build over the sewer as the water company has a legal right of way over your property so that they can maintain and repair the sewers.


If you think the sewer is built over, causing problems with access, a Build Over Sewer Agreement is needed. In some instances Indemnity Insurance will suffice.


Not obtaining this WILL delay your sale.


Read more here…


https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/what-is-a-build-over-agreement

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