I am hoping someone can offer some advice on my options with an issue I have on a property I own. A few years ago the water board wrote to me advising that there was a leak in the water access pipe within my boundary that needed attention. I own an upstairs flat that I have a tenant in for a number of years. My insurance company sent contractors who investigated and advised the leak in the pipe was under the ground floor flat which is unoccupied. Letters were written to request access by myself, the the contractor an the water board with no response. We did a land registry report and wrote to the owner registered address (not the flat address) and the letters were signed for also but no reply. Eventually the water board told me that they were closing the case as they were satisfied we had done all we could. My property has not noticed any reduction in water pressure or any other ill effects so far.
Fast forward to present day and I would like to potentially sell the property in the next year or so. My concern is will a survey pick this up and hamper any potential sale - or even if it is legal for me to sell as it is or something I need to declare when selling?