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    Sewage in garden

    I'm a LL letting via an Agent.

    I was contactred by my tenant to say that sewage has overflowed from a manhole cover in the garden (public sewer). The water company have been & unblocked it, so that main problem has now been fixed. Seems agent got T to progress this.

    However, what do I need to do (if anything) re. the sewage in the garden ? or should it be left to break down by itself ?

    I do not believe there is very much; liquid waste, not solid, that leaked past the cover. It's in an unused part of the garden under bark mulch, nonetheless, I'm worried about potential health problems for the tenant. (No kids, but one dog).

    Thanks.

    #2
    Is the property a house or a flat? Is it leasehold?
    You could also ask your Local Authority's Public Health Department for guidance.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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      #3
      Hi. Wow, that was quick.

      It's a house - Freehold. That has a bearing ? I assume it means it remains my problem to manage, no-one else's !

      I'll try the Local Authority. Good idea.

      Thanks.

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        #4
        Were it a flat, or (occasionally) even a leasehold house, the obligation might have been the freehold reversioner's.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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