1) The land drains B was referring to were the ones buried in our gardens which is simply isnt big enough to take the volume. Now, when it rains heavily, i get water running down from my steps and towards my house and A gets a load too.
(Last April i had to take drastic measures to keep the water from entering my house with the use of sandbags from a local farmer.)
2) If i was to foot the whole bill for the job i estimate it to be around £1500 but that is using my contacts of friends with JVC's etc. I need to point out that i do not think B's issue is the cost, i formed the opinion that she was worried about the legal implications/maintenance and also the legal issue of connecting a new pipe into the main brick culvert at the bottom of the road. The existing pipe eventuall discharges our water into there but via our back and front gardens.
3) A' has not said no but A is out of work so will find it difficult meeting the cost. If need be, i would be prepared to foot the bill but the simple case i would like to know, WHO's responsibility should all this be because i am conflicting information (friends, not legal) when they state that it is B's water so they should be responsible? I am not entirely convinced with this argument as all the drainage pipes were in existence long before we all moved into ouur respective homes.
4) the water is coming off B's land and i guess some of the water also comes from inter-connecting ditches from adjacent fields which are owned by others.
5)I have absolutely no idea when the pipes were put in as they were old drainage pipes from when the land was ploughed/worked. As they are of clay,i guess it was decades ago.
No-one else other than myself and A will benefit from any resolution to the problem as unfortunately, mine and A's properties appear to sit at the lowest point and naturally, the water will want to find its way to the lowest point. Neither B or other neighbouring properties have this problem but there does appear to be a similar problem further down the road. I have spoken to the occupier.Fortunately for him, the water coming off the land at the back flows along his drive and down onto the road so isnt any threat to hhis property.