We also have unrivalled experience and insight into the commercial objectives of major water companies. This powerful combination allows us to recommend the best way to mitigate your losses and maximise the compensation due.
The Water Industry Act 1991, allows water companies to enter private land to lay, inspect, maintain, adjust, repair or alter any relevant pipe. This is subject to serving a statutory notice and undertaking consultation with the affected landowner.
In some cases, water companies may be required to purchase some private land to undertake their statutory rights. Whilst water companies have rights to compulsorily acquire land, there are considerable advantages to both parties if terms can be agreed voluntarily. Sherwill Drake Forbes has significant experience in the purchase and disposal of private land for such purposes and is fully aware of the negotiating parameters to ensure that the best possible sale terms are achieved for landowners.
The water company will usually reimburse the reasonable costs of any professional advice given by Sherwill Drake Forbes in this area.
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