Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 99 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

May LJ and Bodey J

Representation James Watson QC (instructed by Legal Department, Thames Water Utilities Ltd, Reading) for the claimant.
  The defendant did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 8 October 2002

Catchwords

Water supply - Charges - Charge for connection to water supply or public sewer - Premises which had never at any previous time been connected to a supply of water or public sewer provided for domestic purposes - Defendant converting buildings into flats - Claimant providing flats with connections to supply of water and public sewer - Claimant charging defendant for connections on basis flats 'premises never previously connected' - Defendant contending flats not new premises - Whether flats premises never previously connected to a supply of water of public sewer - s 146(2).

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