Should we have run-off from nearby land?

Verified 04 February 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, receiving the runoff that flows naturally from the neighboring land is an obligation.

This obligation applies only to rainwater and not to waste water (e.g. water from toilets).

So your neighbor can't dump sewage on your land.

If your neighbor dumps sewage on your property, it is strongly advised to send a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.

Your mail should indicate the inconvenience.

It is useful to accompany the mail with evidence (for example, photo, testimony...).

If you did not get an answer from your neighbor or if the answer is not suitable for you, you must try a conciliation of justice. The procedure is free of charge.

If, despite conciliation, you have not reached an agreement with your neighbor, you can appeal to the court.

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