Thames Tideway Tunnel

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Thames Tideway Tunnel

Received 27 April 2013
From Taisiya Izhutkina

Representation

I am a leaseholder of one of the properties under which the tunnel is going to be built (   Horseferry Road,   ). This is flat with river views and I believe that having waste water tunnel under the building will significantly reduce the property value, because the target buyers are on the higher end of the market and will prefer a next-door property that does not have the same problem. When I was buying this property in December 2012, I had no awareness of this project being planned, this was not in the drainage and water search from Thames Water (from 29 August 2012), but had I known it, I would prefer to find another flat in the neighborhood that doesn't have this problem, and I am afraid that many potential buyers will decide the same, thus making the sale lengthy and reducing the price. In addition, the consequences of the works on the structure of the building is not known, so this adds to risk of structural problems which not many buyers would be ready to take.