Thank you very much.
Your reply wasn't unexpected, although obviously disappointing to me.
I MAY have a follow-on query, so if you don't mind I'll delay in 'finishing' until tomorrow morning. I hope that isn't a bother to you; let me know if it causes a problem for you.
Thank you again for your prompt and helpful response to date.
Ronan, (1) given that the land map which form part of the Deeds shows what is clearly intended to be a strip of land above a pipe, and a rectangle at the end of it which is clearly intended to be above a septic tank; and given that even though the cottage was and is a residence with a bathroom, etc, for which a septic tank would be required, would there not be a case to be made by inference, if I were to go to court on this, that I would have had a reasonable expectation that the tank would have accompanied the property and been located where the map infers? And (2), given that the existing tank is connected to our cottage by its pipe, does it not belong to us, even if it isn't within our own land (in other words, whose property is the pipe attached to the outlet from our cottage, and the septic tank attached to the end of the pipe? Even if it's in the seller's land, do we not own that tank and pipe? And if we do, is he entitled to interfere with it without notice (I could well imagine that he could be entitled to give us due notice to remove it..., but can he do anything to it without giving us due notice? Would that not be considered to be criminal damage?
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