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Pipes, Mains, Cables and Sewers 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780752001906
ISBN: 0752001906
Published: November 1995
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £209.00

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Now in its sixth edition, this highly respected book provides clear and concise guidance to the basic legal principles governing the laying of conduits, their use and compensation. The types of conduit discussed include those for the carriage of water, gas, electricity, oil and petroleum, telecommunications and effluent.

Divided into two useful sections covering separately the laying of conduits by private agreement and by statutory authority, this edition, written by a highly respected property author, has been brought fully up to date. It now incorporates over 400 new statutory measures and 30 cases reflecting recent developments in topical areas such as environmental protection and cable television.

The author discusses cases such as:-

  • St John's College, Oxford v Thames Water,
  • Mercury Communications v London and India Dock Investment Ltd a
  • nd Cambridge Water Co v Eastern Countries Leather plc.
His inclusion of examples of scales of compensation adds considerably to the book's practical value. Statutory coverage includes:-
  • the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • the Water Industry Act and the Water Resources Acts 1991
  • the Competition and Service (Utilities) Act 1992

Property Law, Planning Law
PART I: Laying by private agreement, implication of prescription
The necessary characteristics of a pipe easements
The nature of the right to lay and use pipes
Acquisition of the pipe easement and extent of the rights
Termination of the easements
PART II: Pipes laid under statutory powers
Statutory bodies and compulsory acquisition
Water supply
Sewers and drains
Land drainage
The Environment Act 1995
Street works
Telecommunications and data processings
The Channel Tunnel.