Posted: Yesterday at 16:54
Hopefully you can see my problem from the 2 attached photos.
I recently dismantled my old boundary fence to prepare for the erection of a new fence. It would seem that my neighbour has been happily discharging all the rainwater from the rear of his house ( a pitched roof and large flat roof ) for at least 5 years if not longer directly into my garden.
My house and garden are already prone to flooding and just a couple of days of heavy rain tends to make the solid ground floors damp. Whilst I am happy ( ? ) to accept that I live in a flood prone area ( Somerset Levels), I can't see that an extra run off helps matters. Particularly when it isn't mine
I have always understood that rainwater from a house roof should be diverted one of 2 ways - to a main drain or to a properly constructed soakaway- either of which should be on the property in question rather than a neighbouring property.
Having asked my neighbour on 2 separate occasions to do something, I'm obviously getting nowhere.
I intend to contact the local council and see if there is anything they are able to do but in the meantime, I'm wondering if anyone has had experience of this kind of problem and if/how they managed to resolve it.