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Land Registry Findings

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  • Land Registry Findings

    I'm in the process of selling my 3 bed semi-detached property and I've hit a major obstacle.

    The Land registry searches have returned to the buyers solicitor indicating that my property is running directly above a sewer, which basically means my property should never have had planning permission to be built and in theory Welsh Water could 'remove my property' to access the sewer if needed.

    My biggest source of confusion is to how this wasn't picked up by my conveyancer when I bought it in 2009, as well as by the two previous owners who purchased the house in 2001 and 2004.

    The last throw of the dice is contacting the property developer who built the entire estate between 1999 and 2001 to obtain evidence that they didn't build my house above a sewer. What confuses me even more is that the developers would have had to build this sewer because there was absolutely nothing there beforehand.

    My question is if my sale falls through because no further evidence can be obtained - What on earth do I do next?

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    Re: Land Registry Findings

    Hi There

    Have you checked with welsh water... the sewers may be an abandoned sewer as its very rare for developers to build over sewers especial on such a recent new build..
    If it is a live sewer there may be a build over agreement in force check with welsh water and you local authority..

    Let me know how you get on