I would be most grateful if you are able to answer this further question. Our neighbours’ deeds contains the following paragraph:
“4. Full and free right to use and make connections with the drains sewers main cables and other services made or laid or hereafter to be made or laid within twenty one years from the first day of January One thousand nine hundred and seventy nine in or under the land hereby transferred or any part thereof and a right to enter into and upon the land hereby transferred for the purpose of inspecting cleansing repairing and maintaining such drains sewers main cables and other services the person or persons exercising such rights making reasonable compensation for any damage caused by the exercise of such rights.”
Would “and a right to enter into and upon the land hereby transferred for the purpose of inspecting cleansing repairing and maintaining such drains sewers main cables and other services” imply they have the right to install a pre-payment meter for electricity on the grounds that the meter maintains the service of electrical supply? We are not clear whether “maintaining” has a specific legal definition or if not how it might be interpreted.
FOR MATTHEW J
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