What Is A Building Over Agreement
If you are eligible for a self-certified agreement, all you have to do is complete the online questionnaire and you can start your work immediately (provided your work matches the description you provided in the online questionnaire). A self-certified agreement is free of charge. What does the construction contract fee cover? For small sewers (160 mm and less) The fee includes: • Processing your application • Technical review of your plans • Discussion and agreement of proposals for design changes • Cooperation with your local authority within the framework of building regulations • Issuance of your agreement • Registration of the construction agreement above or near the public sewer in our records for medium-sized sewers (160 – 375 mm) and commercial properties. As above, however, with 2 CCTV investigations on the length of the affected sewer. One before and one after your construction. For large sewers (375mm and more) As above, but with much more time spent by our engineers and 2 surveys. This investigation can be done through video surveillance or human admission, which entails significant additional costs. Before applying to build a sewer or near a sewer: If no construction contract has been concluded, the seller must have a CCTV inspection of the sewer carried out and transmit the images to the water company. If the water company is satisfied that the sewer is in good condition, it will issue an administrative letter confirming that the sewer is in satisfactory condition. The comfort letter usually convinces the buyer and their mortgage lender that the water company will not take steps to demolish the offensive structure above the public sewer. If we agree that you can build through a public sewer, you must ensure that you provide sufficient access points to the relevant sewer (wells and rope points). Ideally, buildings and extensions should not be located where they would remove an existing access point.
If this is not possible, we may agree to install an access point outside the proposed development. It depends on the individual situation, but for a construction application on a public sewer, you will probably need the following: Sometimes problems arise when homeowners try to sell their property that is partially or completely built on a public sewer. Conservatories and extensions are the usual culprits. If no construction contract has been concluded in the execution of the work, the water company has the legal right to enter the property to access the sewer, even if this means that the structure above the sewer will be demolished. .