Sewer Building Over Agreement

For more information on building a public sewer, contact us at wastewaterdeveloperservices@uuplc.co.uk. If no build-over contract has been concluded, the seller should have a CCTV investigation carried out on the sewers and transmit the film equipment to the water company. If the water company is satisfied that the sewage disposal channel is in good condition, it will issue a comfort letter confirming that the sewage disposal channel is in satisfactory condition. The comfort letter usually convinces the buyer and their lender that the water company will not take any action to demolish the offensive structure above the public sewers. If you are planning some kind of development, building something new, or expanding an existing building, you should check to see if there is anything underground that could be affected, for example.B. Water or sewerage pipes. Our real estate research team can provide maps showing the location of our assets. Any inspector who has verified a site on our behalf (either by a local authority or by an independent company) will inform us when inspections have taken place and will also communicate the result to us, for example.B. if construction is allowed.

The inspector will also tell us where the sewage drainage channel is, as we sometimes do not have details about the pipes on our mapping systems. We will use this information to update the channel map prescribed by law. There are certain circumstances in which we have to organize a formal „building over agreement“. This is a legal document that has been put in place to protect the sewers/sewers and allows us to access the pipe if things go wrong.