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Ash, Solicitor
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Who is responsible for surface water drainage off my property

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Who is responsible for surface water drainage off my property which goes outside my rear gate and onto a neighbours drive before it can reach the storm drains?
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this

Customer: Hello alex
Alex Watts :


Alex Watts :

Generally you would be responsible for anything coming from your land

Alex Watts :

This is the law generally - so anything from your land going onto another you are responsible for

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: Even though this is the natural lie for the drainage?
Alex Watts :


Alex Watts :

Its from your land onto another

Customer: Ok thankyou
Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else?

Customer: How do I get around the situation?
Alex Watts :

Sadly you can't without putting your own drains in

Customer: I would need the neighbours permission to go through their property? Is that correct
Customer: Where would I stand if the neighbours do not allow me to rectify the situation but keep complaining?
Alex Watts :

Well they can't sue you if they wont let you rectify

Alex Watts :

They should give you permission

Alex Watts :

If not then they can't keep complaining!

Alex Watts :

But technically you are liable.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you?

Customer: No you have been a great help in a difficult situation thankyou
Customer: Enjoy the rest of your evening
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