Unadopted Roads also known as private roads can cause many problems as people try to find out who is responsible for the road. The Council maintains most roads in the UK and this is done at the public’s expense. An Unadopted road is not the responsibility of the Council, as it is privately owned.
The maintenance of a private road, which will include structural work, and routine maintenance such as sweeping is the responsibility of the owners of the road and not that of the council.
This should not be confused with the question of whether or not the public has a right of way along the road.
Parliament has given the power but not the duty to the Council to make up and adopt private streets where they consider it necessary or desirable. The term ‘make up and adopt‘ means that, the street will be constructed to a standard acceptable to the Council and then maintained by the Council thereafter as long as it remains an adopted street.
Can you find the owner of an private/unadopted road?
Here at findermonkey we specialise in locating the owners of private roads in the UK. We can perform a detailed land search to find those responsible for the road and provide you with the proof you need to move the matter forward. It does not necessarily follow that because you live on a private street you are responsible for its maintenance. An unadopted road is also known as a Private Road.
If you need some help then please call us on 0113 2825900 and we will help you with any issues you have relating to unadopted roads.