Individual householder or landowner
Individual householders and landowners often have a responsibility to maintain the drains on their own land. Where the source of flooding is from those drains which only serve their properties it is usually the responsibility of the land owner to deal with this.
A riparian owner is the owner of one or both banks of a natural watercourse. In common law, where opposite banks are in separate ownership, each riparian owner owns up to the centre line of the river. Being a riparian owner brings with it further rights and responsibilities, details of which can be found on the Environment Agencies website.
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