News & insights
Keep your finger on the pulse with our property search-related news and updates, from both within Thames Water Property Searches and beyond.
We are pleased to inform our customers that Future Climate Info have made changes to their commercial environmental reports. From the 8th May 2019, the FCI Commercial Standard and FCI Commercial Premium reports were replaced with two new reports: FCI Retail and FCI Commercial.Read more
For business leaders in the conveyancing sector, ‘Friday Afternoon Fraud’, whereby cyber criminals intercept emails between a conveyancer and client to steal funds intended for a property purchase, is now a widely understood and recognised risk to law firms and their clients. Indeed, authorities and regulators have made great strides in providing detailed guidance on avoiding cyber fraud in property transactions.Read more
Thames Water Property Searches are delighted to announce a new conveyancing CPD event, focusing on the residential property market, its current status, recent legislation changes, cybersecurity risks and protective measures, and the possible effects of Brexit.Read more
Working closely with leading suppliers such as Groundsure, Thames Water Property Searches ensure that we not only sell the searches but fully understand the detail within them.Read more
As a producer of the Law Society's CON29DW, Thames Water Property Searches understand that in a profession that demands comprehensive answers, the CON29DW provides everything you need to know about the water and sewerage assets for your client's property purchase. The data used to compile the report is comprehensive and you can rely on its accuracy with terms and conditions in place to support you and your client.Read more
We are pleased to inform our conveyancer customers that Future Climate Info’s innovative suite of commercial environmental Standard and Premium reports are available from Thames Water Property Searches, analysing key data on contaminated land, flood, ground stability, as well as energy and infrastructure.Read more
Thames Water Property Searches will be increasing the price of its Residential CON29DW and Commercial Drainage & Water
Enquiries from 1 September 2018 in line with
RPI at 3.23%.
In terms of conveyancing searches, the LLC1 and CON29 are synonymous with local authorities and currently, they are both usually submitted together. However, HMLR’s Local Land Charges Register consolidation programme will see LLC1’s, post data migration, being submitted to and completed by HMLR with only the CON29 going to local authorities.Read more
When your client is considering purchasing a property, are you asking questions such as: are those nearby fields safe from development, or have the neighbours applied to extend their basement?Read more
"Extremely useful" and "very helpful" - a jolly reaction to December's residential conveyancing CPD event
A hardy band of solicitors and conveyancers braved snow and ice in early December, to attend our latest residential conveyancing CPD event.Read more
Our Thames Water Property Searches CPD events are extremely popular. Each year we invite industry leading speakers to present on a wide range of topics relating to the challenges and opportunities currently facing conveyancers.Read more
Conveyancing Check List: Five ways your residential property clients are affected by the changes to sewerage legislation.
The law regarding sewerage legislation has changed. Thames Water Property Searches Account Manager Jason Harper explains why conveyancers should be made aware of this change in legislation.Read more
The Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) hosted a celebratory lunch for senior industry stakeholders at The Gherkin, London on Thursday, 19 October to mark the 15th Anniversary of the CON29DW.Read more
Jason Harper, Account ManagerRead more
Despite the private sewer transfer being 5 years old, questions still remain and confusion is still apparent.Read more
Our latest Continual Professional Development (CPD) event at the STEAM Museum was just the ticket – time to get on board?
Did you know that all CPD courses run by Thames Water Property Searches are designed to help ensure you’re in line with most recent Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidelines?
Our recent CPD event included a very interesting talk from Jan Boothroyd, the Chief Executive of Land Data, on Local Authority Searches. Jan is acknowledged as the leading Local Land Charges expert in England and Wales and is a long-standing member of The Law Society CON29 Working Party as well as being the author of the highly insightful "Garner’s Local Land Charges" book.
Commercial conveyancing was the theme of the day-long conference, which took place at Chelsea Old Town Hall on Thursday 20 April. A total of 64 delegates came to hear the four speakers talk about a wide variety of pertinent topics from negotiating break option terms for tenants to changes in drainage legislation.
We are delighted to inform customers that Landmark’s innovative RiskView Commercial report is now available from Thames Water Property Searches.Read more
It’s been a turbulent twelve months. Having a reliable, industry-leading search provider has never been more important
Few would deny that 2016 has been full of twists and turns. From the shock Brexit referendum result to Donald Trump’s recent victory in the US presidential elections, safe to say it’s been an eventful year.
How to make sure your clients' transactions are completely watertight.Read more
Listed below are all our remaining events for 2016 and 2017 - why not come and visit us?Read more
Over 80 conveyancers attended our property conference 'Property Problems and Solutions 2016', which took place in April at The Law Society, London.Read more
The updated residential CON29DW and CommercialDW Drainage and Water Enquiries are now available to all Thames Water Property Searches’ customers.Read more
Thames Water are proud to announce the renewal of their online sponsorship of the Law Society's CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme).Read more
GroundSure's Combined Screening and Floodview report is now available to order.Read more
The flooding may have subsided but we can't afford to let the memories of its devastating impact do the same.Read more
The Government is planning a change in the law that would allow gas companies to submit fracking applications without notifying people directly about potential drilling beneath their homes.Read more