What happens if I don’t unblock or replace my drains?
That depends on the severity of the blockage or damage. If the blockage is mild, nothing will immediately happen, but you can be assured that your drainage system will only worsen. Avoiding repairs could eventually see the local or borough council taking legal action against you, as you will breach various laws and public health notices. First, the council may issue you with a formal legal notice, of which failure to comply with could lead to prosecution. The council may then carry out the work anyway and recoup the costs from those responsible.