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I live in a cottage in the English countryside. Our cottage,

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Hello. I live in a cottage in the English countryside. Our cottage, with 3 others, receive a water supply via, but not from, the local estate, to whom we pay an annual charge. The water itself comes from a local water company main nearby, but is delivered over very elderly steel piping through the estate land. The piping is now showing signs of deterioration. There is an increasing possibility that the pipe will have to be replaced.
If the estate is a 'third party' supplier of water, what are their responsibilities and liabilities in this case
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 4 months ago.

Hi

Do you have the wording from your Deeds, which grants you the right to use the water supply?

I do really need to see this wording before advising you fully.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Al

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The following from the Deeds:"Full right and liberty to to draw water through the existing water pipes laid under the adjoining propert 1 Creech Hill Cottages aforesaid and to enter thereon as reserved to the vendor by the Conveyance subject to the liability to make good all damage thereby occasioned" (1 Creech Hill Cottages is the semi-detached cottage alongside, which also receives this supply)
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The distance between the access to the Bournemouth Water Company's 8" main is just over half a mile and the service pipe taking the water to us is believed to run in open field and woodland.
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Since the professional has left, I think I would like my money back, please. No offence Nicola

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