December 22, 2016

What Happens If Utility Pipes For a Neighboring Property Run Under Your Land?

If you live in a modern property you are unlikely to encounter the problem of having a neighbors utility pipes running under your land. The situation may be different if your property has more age to it; planning did not used to be as organised as it is today.  This is why you may find that you have to deal with a situation where the utility pipes for a neighboring property run under your lawn.

We are going to take a look at how you can definitely determine the location of utility pipes. We are also going to discuss what action you can take if the utility pipes for another property run under your land.

Determining the location of utility pipes

If you believe that you have utility pipes for a neighboring property running under your lawn you need to determine if this is the case for certain. The best way to do this is to hire professionals such as One Search locators to carry out utility mapping on your property. If they do this they can tell you the exact location of utility pipes.

If it turns out that a neighbor's utility pipes are located underneath your property you need to think carefully about how you want to proceed with the situation. For instance, if there is a problem with the pipes it may also affect your property and pipework. In this case you may want to have a conversation with your neighbor about co-operating to ensure the situation is resolved. But, what can you do if you want to have the pipes diverted away from your land.

The problem with having utility pipes diverted

You may think that it would be easy to have pipes diverted from under you land if they do not serve your property; this is not necessarily the case. If you should have known about the presence of the pipes then it’s likely your neighbor will have easement and the pipes will have to remain.

You may be expected to have known about the presence of the pipes if their presence is mentioned in the deeds for your property. There may also be some above ground indication of the presence of pipes on your property. You can see why it’s so important to check for utility pipe issues when you move into a property.

You can see that if there is any suggestion that a neighbor's utility pipes run underneath your yard you should have the situation clarified. You can do this by hiring a professional to carry out utility mapping on your property. Once you have confirmed the presence of the pipes you need to make a decision about how to proceed. If you want to look at having the pipes re-routed then it’s a good idea to speak to a legal representative who should be able to help you through the process. 

December 21, 2016

What Approval Do You Need If You Are Thinking of Digging In Your Yard?

There is a big difference between normal digging that you would do in your yard and digging in a way that will make significant changes to your yard space. There is no reason to get permission from anyone if you just want to plant a few shrubs but if you want to dig the foundations of a new structure you should always check with your local council first.

We are going to examine why it’s so important to get council permission before you dig. We are also going to take a look at what else you may need to think about before you start digging in your yard.

Why is getting approval so important?

If you are going to undertake a digging project in your back yard you do not want to take the chance of all the effort being wasted. This is what could happen if you do not get the correct permission you need before you start out on the project.

You may be tempted to just go ahead and hope for the best, but this is a risky tactic. If you do not have the permission you need you could be asked to return your yard to its original state at some point in the future. You do not want this to happen after you have invested a lot of time and effort carrying out the work in the first place.

If you have any doubts about what permission you need you should approach the council. You may also want to hire the services of a professional surveyor to carry out a contour survey. These professionals are experts who can also project manage your work for you so that you know you have all the right permissions in place.

What else do you need to think about?

Before you dig in your back yard it’s helpful if you know what sort of obstacles you may face. It’s important to remember that there may be structures underneath the ground that you are not aware of; such as utility pipes.

The last thing you want to do, while digging, is to hit a gas main or a water pipe. You could end up creating a very dangerous situation, or flooding your yard. This is another reason why surveying work is important; it helps you to know about any issues so that you can plan accordingly.

You should never just start a digging project in your yard without making sure you have the permission to do so. If you need help knowing about permissions required you can approach the council yourself or you can hire a professional to manage the project for you. It’s also important to plan before you dig, and find out about any problems you are likely to encounter. If you do this you are not going to be faced with any nasty surprises which delay the project and increase expenditure. 

December 7, 2016

Transportify Gears Up for the Holiday Rush

We all know too well that the holiday season can be problematic amid higher demand for consumer products and the capability to distribute them on time.
Through the years we have seen time and time again how the horrendous traffic in Metro Manila compounds this problem. For many of holiday gift-givers and the would-be Santas, making their loved ones wait is simply not acceptable.
Fortunately, this can be addressed by a few logistics providers that can help move things around the metro.
Transportify now gives the market a cheaper and more efficient alternative for their on-demand logistics needs.
A mobile and web application that connects customers with qualified independent contractors (driver partners), Transportify is the ideal logistics solution for delivering anything within Metro Manila and even surrounding areas. With a pool of over 1,500 driver-partners in less than 5 months of operations in the Philippines, Transportify has the network and capacity to address on-demand logistics not only during holidays but all year round.
For MPVs, customers only need to shell out P250 for the first 3 kilometers and P20 for every km thereafter. Need a bigger vehicle? No problem, they also have L300s that start at P600 for the first 3kms and P30 for every km thereafter.
Noel Abelardo, Head of Business Program, said: “We want to help move things faster and more efficiently in Metro Manila this holiday season. Transportify will help business customers and even individuals manage their logistics needs so they can focus on things that really matter to them. Our value proposition for on-demand logistics needs is better than what is available in the market."
With Transportify, delivery needs for holiday is no longer worrisome. Yes, even with the phenomenal Metro Manila traffic. Transportify will cater to the special needs of its customers efficiently and on time.
For a worry-free logistics solution, either for your corporate giveaways, event and promotional materials, office raffle prices from huge appliances to small tokens for your employees, or just simply gifts for your loved ones, download the Transportify app on Apple Store for iOS devices, and on Google Play Store for Android devices. Book now for your immediate and scheduled delivery needs.
Founded by Inspire Ventures and Ardent Capital, Deliveree (known in the Philippines as Transportify) is a mobile and web app that allows you to book and manage pickups and deliveries of almost anything in select metro areas across Southeast Asia. Its marketplace connects businesses and individuals with qualified drivers and their vehicles to provide affordable and trustworthy service according to the company’s strict quality standards. Presently they are serving the Bangkok, Jakarta, and Manila markets with more locations coming soon.

December 1, 2016

Gear up for your holiday travels with Smart World Travel WiFi

Enjoy online connectivity in over 100 countries for as low as P390 per day

[28 November 2016] Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications is making your overseas getaways a lot more enjoyable and worry-free this holiday season with the Smart World Travel WiFi, a portable WiFi hotspot that lets you stay connected in over 100 countries for as low as P390 per day. 

Available to all Smart and non-Smart subscribers, the Smart World Travel WiFi may be booked online with your preferred Day Pass or credits at for delivery right at your doorstep before you fly out of the country. 

Upon arrival at your destination, simply turn on the device, click start then press confirm to enjoy 1GB data for a whole 24-hour period. With the Smart World Travel WiFi, you can connect with family, friends and colleagues via popular chat apps; post real-time updates and upload photos of your adventures on your Facebook and Instagram; and keep up with your social circles on Twitter and Snapchat, among many other apps. 

You can also access travel apps for a much more convenient travel: Connect to your Airbnb host; book an Uber from time to time; use Waze or Google Maps for directi
ons; check in to your next flight; and even search for valuable tips and recommendations on must-see sites from fellow travelers.

Even better, Smart World Travel WiFi lets you connect up to five devices, so you can hook up your personal phone, tablet and laptop at once, or share the connection with your family and friends travelling with you. 

The device goes offline after a 24 hour period is up, so you don’t need to worry about going over your budget or getting charged with extra fees. For added convenience, the device will be picked up at your specified destination upon your return to the Philippines. 

The Smart World Travel WiFi Day Pass costs P390 per day for Asian destinations including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. 

On the other hand, the Smart World Travel WiFi Day Pass costs P490 per day for getaways in Africa (Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa); Europe (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican); South Pacific (Australia, Christmas Island, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand); and Middle East (Israel, Qatar, Turkey). 

The P490 per day rate also applies in the Americas (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela). To know more about Smart World Travel WiFi and make the most of your overseas adventures, visit