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    • ric1982
    • By ric1982 9th Aug 18, 5:48 AM
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    BOA for changing roof?
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    • 9th Aug 18, 5:48 AM
    BOA for changing roof? 9th Aug 18 at 5:48 AM

    I am currently in process of buying a house which has a kitchen build over sewage pipe. When it was build the Build Over agreement was not required (because of the law at the time). Completion Certificate and PP was obtained. All the paperwork is in order.

    The kitchen has got flat roof. I take in next 5 years time it might need repair or just replacement as it will be 20 years.

    Suppose in future I try to change the roof from flat to pitched, will I be needing Build Over Agreement from water company? This is purely about changing roof and nothing in wall or foundation.

    Is there a way to repair/replace flat roof so that you don't need to get the BOA?

    From what I hear is, BOA means that water company can come and take down the extension in extreme case (however unlikely it is but technically)?

    Last edited by ric1982; 09-08-2018 at 6:14 AM.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 9th Aug 18, 7:38 AM
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    You don't need a build over agreement for a roof.

    Build over is all about what happens in the ground. In order to issue the build over agreement water company requires the condition of the pipes to be assesed before and after building and the methods agreed.

    As you can guess, you won't be doing any digging for a new roof.

    Build over agreements aren't scary and the people at the water companies are really nice anyway. They'll have no issue with the pre-2011 previously built over pipes - there must be hundreds of thousand of them. But you don't need one.
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 09-08-2018 at 7:40 AM.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 9th Aug 18, 8:45 AM
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    As you can guess, you won't be doing any digging for a new roof.
    Originally posted by Doozergirl

    That does assume that the walls/foundations will support the likely additional weight of a new pitched roof (extra joists, tiles/slates, etc.).
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