Thanks Alice I was wondering if this was the case: money maker! Especially for small sewers like ours, which carry only washing water and washing machine. From what I can collect, sewer companies don`t even know where half of their sewers are drained since they inherited them all in 2011. Wait to see what our canal company will say, in the hope that they can refer to our notes of construction inspectors. 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. In the event of non-compliance with the building permit for construction projects, the municipality is entitled to the examination and, if the works do not comply with the building rules, it must notify a notice in accordance with Section 36 of the Construction Act 1984 (BA 1984) which obliges the owner of the house (who may not be the same person who complies with the construction contract) to rectify or , if this was not possible, return the property to its former state. Failure to comply with a 1984 BA, s 36 notification is a criminal offence and could lead to the prosecution of the homeowner, as well as paying the fee for correcting the infringement by the local authority. According to the 2010 building code, Scheme 1, Part H4, the agreement of a legal undertaker is required for construction work on a public sewer.
When “public pollution channels” and “public surface water channels” pass underground, an owner of such land cannot build on or within the distribution line of such a channel without the approval of the regional wastewater operator. This is called “Build over Consent” or “Building over Agreement.” Such an agreement allows the legal undertaker to access the sewers for maintenance purposes.