When we buy and sell rural properties on behalf of clients, the topic of water supply frequently crops up – it is, after all, key to most land transactions. However, if you’re a landowner and supplying water privately to other people’s properties, you should ask yourself the following:
- Do I know where my water is sourced from?
- Do I know all the properties it’s supplied to?
- Is there anything in place which formally documents the arrangement for the supply between me and the property owner?
If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions you should get in touch with one of solicitors, who can recommend how to document these arrangements appropriately for you. Contact us today.
Unfortunately, some of our clients have recently been caught out supplying polluted water to a private house, which is why it’s vital that as a landowner you ensure any arrangement for water is documented. Within the documentation you can set out the exact arrangement for the supply, and disclaim any liability for the quality of the water.