Any agreement can affect your responsibility for the maintenance of your property. You will have an impact on whether you should pay maintenance fees and you can impose restrictions on what you can do with your country. Therefore, it is important that you find out which of these agreements, if any, will apply to your home. There are specific sections of the Water Management Act 1991 and the Highways Act of 1980, which allows for the adoption of waste drainage systems for a sanitation company. For more details on all British entrepreneurs, click here. If you would like to learn more about one of these agreements or discuss your situation regarding one of them, please contact Campions Solicitors. These agreements must be submitted in the form of an application to the City Council or the sanitation companies which, if approved, generally allow the proposed system to be connected to the existing system at a monetary cost. This work is done by the developer/owner and must comply with the regulations for adopted sewers to ensure consistency of treatment between drainage systems. This article will provide an overview of each of the three agreements.
These agreements, commonly known as S106, allow a developer/owner to connect to an existing channel. Once a road is passed, the highway authority can receive not only the roadway, but also sewers, lighting and other infrastructure connected to this stretch of road. This is very similar to the section 38 agreement, but specifically refers to the sewers that serves the property. Under an agreement under the Water Industry Act 1991, the sanitation authority will take care of the sewers of a given land and assume responsibility for its maintenance. An agreement under Section 106 allows for a new connection to an existing public sanitation system. The newly elected Conservative government has committed to creating 275,000 affordable housing units by 2020. In this context, the volume of applications for section 104 agreements is expected to increase exponentially. To avoid delays and additional costs for their projects, developers need to consider drainage planning and make important decisions – including material selection – as soon as possible. A sewer acceptance agreement (in this practice note called “Section 104 Agreement”) is an agreement with the company made by the developers or, as Ofwat mentioned, “Self-Lay-Provider” (or SLPs), if the developer wants the company to assume responsibility for the remediation infrastructure they have built to become a public channel. A sewer acceptance agreement may also be reached if there is an agreement under section 160 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991), so that the contractor agrees to carry out infrastructure sewer work at the individual`s expense.