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    Blocked driveway pipe

    Drainage Specialists

    There’s a pipe below my driveway which has blocked up. Am I responsible for this? If not, who might be and how could I find out?

    Asked by Jackie on 23rd Feb 2021
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    Perfection Property

    "Hi.
    If it is a main sewer run then you won’t be responsible if they are your sewer pipes going to then you are liable."

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Complete Sewer Services

    "Dear customer

    Normally if a drain is on you land it will be your responsibility to maintain/clear you can fine it it from your local sewerage supply. i.e southern water, Thames water

    We hope this helps"

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    kevin dunne/ civils ground work/genaral building work

    "Yes you are responsible for anything in your boundary lp"

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Drainology solutions LTD

    "It would depend if it's on your property and if its serving drainage from your property if so then you're responsible, if it's a shared drain between you and neighbour then it would be between use to discuss to pay someone to clear the blockage if it's off boundary near to pavement curb or road then you could call Thames water, hope this helps. Regards Daniel"

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Shane’s drains LTD

    "It all depends

    If the pipe under your driveway only serves your property and the actual blockage is within your boundary then it is the homeowner's responsibility.

    Whereas if the pipe under your driveway only serves your property and the actual blockage has occurred outside of your boundary, pavement, road. Then it will be the water boards responsibility. (S105A)

    If the pipe under your driveway serves one of your neighbours before it reaches your property the blockage becomes a shared issue which is also the responsibility of the water board.

    Water boards do not charge so it would be best to get them out first to find out ownership."

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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