Am I Responsible For the Drains on My Property?

Are the drains on my property mine? As a homeowner, you’re responsible for any drains located within your property’s boundary, including lateral drains that carry wastewater to the main sewer. However, you may have rights under your house insurance policy that cover drain damage. Your house insurance policy may even cover the costs of drain cleaning if they are blocked. But before you sign up for any house insurance policy, it’s important to know what your coverage is regarding your property’s drains.

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The responsibility for blocked drains can be tricky to determine. If you are renting out an apartment, the tenants may not know that they’re responsible for the drainage system on their own. A blocked drain can turn into a major mess, so you need to be prepared for it. If you’re a landlord, you’re responsible for inspecting the property after each tenant moves out and fixing any damages you find. Keeping communication channels open with your tenants is also essential. Make it clear that you’re available for emergencies and can be reached by phone.

A drainage company will be able to assess the problem and identify the type of drain or sewer that’s clogged. They can help you determine how to proceed and who is responsible for clearing the blockage. They can provide you with advice on the appropriate action to take. If you need to hire an engineer to clear the blocked drain, consider the benefits of Drain Lining and contact

You can also include a maintenance clause in the tenancy agreement. Make sure property checks are carried at least every six months. Drains can get blocked when clumps of hair or grease accumulate in them. In any event, make sure to have the drains inspected with CCTV every couple of years.

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Drains and sewer lines found on the street outside the boundaries of your property will be the responsibility of the local water board so any issues relating to those should be directed to their emergency contact number.

Your neighbour’s drainage may be a drain that needs to be adjusted. If your neighbour is modifying their drainage, you’ll need to consult with them to find out who’s responsible for the drainage on their property. If your neighbour’s drain is draining onto your property, you may need to make some adjustments to it. A proper storm drainage system is essential for a property’s well-being.