Soakaway Blocked- Who is Responsible (semi-detached) Hello, I live in a semi detached house built in 1968 and have just had my soffits and fascias totally replaced with UPVC along with the guttering. Before I had this work done the guttering on my side always overflowed every time it rained and poured al over my garden, I just put it down to the fact it was old and leaky. When the builder was replacing the down pipe the pipe was full of water about 4ft up the pipe, he told me the soakaway was probably blocked. The outlet pipe on the gutter was blocked solid with silt and debris. Since I have had all the work done my neighbour’s gutters now overflow when it rains and is flooding their garden. They have asked me to call back the builder and get him to correct the fall on my side as it must be too high which is causing their side to overflow. Basically I don’t want to call the builder back as he is not at fault, the fault is with the soakaway but in her eyes it was alright before I had the work done and I have caused the problem. The overflowing water has just moved further down the pipe as the original problem is still their. OK now what do I do next? And who’s responsible for the costs? Could I break into the downpipe and divert the water to the edge of my property and drain into the road sewer? Click here for picture of my house: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/malcolm.bamford/private/pictures/bisley011.jpg Thanks for any replies.