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Drainage and water searches form a critical part of the conveyancing process, ensuring your customers are prepared for and protected from any future issues or hazards. In 2002 The Law Society launched the Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) with the aim of providing a standard form of drainage enquiry for use in property conveyancing. Designed to highlight potential issues with public sewers and water networks, these reports can protect buyers from damage, maintenance costs and loss of property value. The Law Society recommends Drainage and Water searches be carried out on all property transactions.

The search covers a comprehensive list of issues including: services for which the property is connected, the charging basis for services, contact details for the sewerage and water billing provider(s), meter location(s) (if applicable), adoption agreements, building-over consents, sewers within the boundary and within 100 feet, low water pressure, internal flooding from overloaded public sewers, nearest public sewage treatment works, and water quality. A copy of the public sewer and water maps are also included in each search report.

Commercial Drainage and Water Search Report

Commercial Drainage and Water Search Reports include all the details included in the Residential Drainage and Water Search Report, together with details of easements, wayleaves, information on the depths, sizes and material of water company assets, information regarding trade effluent and the location, Section 104 adoption agreements and the quantity and serial numbers of any meters serving the premises.

Our reports are comprehensive and designed to ensure buyers have detailed and accurate information regarding risks. These reports can be both, official or regulated, dependant on client requirement, with all information obtained from the Water Company.

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