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Blame for flooding

txt: Do the council have any duty or responsibility toward the public when water runs off farmland onto the public road flooding private homes etc. Maureen

Hi Maureen,

Unless the Council has negligently installed water drainage system along the public road to cope with what might be reasonably expected to be the water run off from farmland then the Council is not liable.  This is why people have Insurance and this will cover situations where there is no legal responsibility on any other party who would otherwise provide compensation.

 

My advice here would be to get an engineer to inspect the drainage, get a report on the drainage installation and go to your solicitor with the report and ask for an opinion.

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