We had a builder round today who is starting work on Friday on the last few bits of or project - building is an entrance lobby inside, new garden fences at the back, fixing the front garden wall etc.
While we were discussing a damp problem at the front of the house, we noticed that our downpipe on the gutter is the only one in sight for at least the two houses to the right of ours, and as far down as we could see. Basically we seem to be collecting everyone's rainwater, and channelling it down into a ceramic pipe which runs under the paving of our front garden, and then just empties into the street under our garden wall. Has anyone heard of this happening before? Do we have any recourse other than going up the street asking people to redo their guttering?