As you can imagine, not only has this resulted in significant delays and costs for the homeowner, but it also risks losing their supplier, not to mention the additional burden of the error. If you have a construction contract for a domestic channel no more than 160 mm in diameter, you can continue the authorized work. It took us less than a week to sort it out. I would not be too upset, although I would not incrank any additional construction costs. For all excavation work within 3 metres of a public sewer or sewer, a Thames Water Build over Agreement is required. Given the density of construction in London and other cities, this probably means that all the work you intend to do for your domain, including excavations, will likely require the verification and approval of Thames Water. This is why Thames Water`s construction contracts exist and are generally necessary for the proposed structure to receive a certificate of clearance of the construction code, also known as the “drawing” of the building rules. No authorization is required in cases where private sewers were built prior to the transfer of ownership of a sewerage company. Under these conditions, safety is ensured for an owner whose property was built before the transfer of sewers from a private channel to a public channel, in conjunction with the legal undertaker`s obligations to repair the damage suffered. The first point is that a construction agreement applies only to sewers and public sewers. However, many previously private sewers do not appear in our archives. So if you are applying to build above or near a canal, we often need to give you details about nearby sewers and wells. This provides the location of known water and/or sewer lines, including pipe dimensions and flow direction.
Pipe depths and recovery levels are provided when data is available. Thames Water Build over Agreements require different information that must be provided to a thames water engineer before construction. This becomes more and more of a problem when they act for a commercial lender. How can you satisfy a commercial lender in which a search for water and drainage shows that a property has been built over a public canal and that there is no evidence of the agreement, that there is no risk regarding a legal undertaker who enters the land, digs up the soil to access public sewers and does not cause any damage? Ashfords LLP is pleased to be appointed along with 4 other law firms to the National Crest Nicholson Land Acquisition – Development Legal Panel.