How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask LondonlawyerJ Your Own Question
LondonlawyerJ
LondonlawyerJ, Advocate
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 808
Experience:  Solicitor with over 15 years experience.
76316425
Type Your Law Question Here...
LondonlawyerJ is online now

An underground waste pipe from the grey water holding tank

Customer Question

An underground waste pipe from the grey water holding tank on my property runs into the next door grave yard as a soak away and has done for over 100yrs.
On digging a grave it was discovered. The church want to move the waste pipe and believe it is my responsibility to move it. Are they correct?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
Customer:

Hello, I am a solicitor with over 15 years experience and will try to help you with this.

Customer:

I am afraid this could be rather complicated. Your soak away has been operating for over 100 years you say and for how long have you been there? Do you know if you have an easement allowing this use of the church yard? If not you may need to rely on having acquired a right to use the land through doing so unchallenged over a long period of time. To find out of you have an easement you should either look at the advice you received when purchasing the property or check at the Land Registry by looking at your title register.