Legal Indemnity Insurance policies for issue by solicitors and conveyancers

Buildings over Sewers / Sewer Indemnity

What are the key covers, features and benefits?

Because water companies in England and Wales do not allow buildings to be erected over or close to a public sewer without the property owner entering into a Build Over Agreement, this type of cover is typically needed when there are inadequate rights for the reinstatement of a property following the repair or maintenance works to a public or private sewer/drain carried out by the water authority.

In the absence of a build-over agreement, we provide an assignable policy to cover the property owner for any loss which arises from the damage or destruction of the building situated over the sewer should a Water Company or local authority need to gain access to the sewer for necessary maintenance or repair work.


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