?

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.

news: 17 August 2017

Does surface water from the property drain to a public sewer?

Jason Harper, Account Manager

Read more
news: 28 July 2017

FREE Residential CPD Event: The Importance of Information

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
news: 12 July 2017

TWPS Private Sewer Transfer and SuDS CPD still proving to be a useful and popular topic

Despite the private sewer transfer being 5 years old, questions still remain and confusion is still apparent. 

Read more
news: 4 July 2017

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?

Read more
insight: 9 May 2017

Blog: Delving deeper into the Local Authority search and CON29 changes with Jan Boothroyd

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. 

Read more
news: 4 May 2017

‘Excellent – as always’: the verdict’s in on our latest CPD event

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.

Read more
news: 18 April 2017

Events, sponsorship and training opportunities 2017/18

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
news: 5 April 2017

Unexploded ordnance device search

TWPS expands portfolio to include unexploded ordnance devices search


Read more
news: 15 March 2017

Retail market opening

From April 2017, all non-household customers in England will be able to choose their water and sewerage retail services provider. This is due to a change in the law under the Water Act 2014, designed to introduce competition into the water industry

Read more
news: 03 March 2017

TWPS adds new RiskView Commercial report to its search portfolio

We are delighted to inform customers that Landmark’s innovative RiskView Commercial report is now available from Thames Water Property Searches.

Read more
news: 24 January 2017

2016:Year in review

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.

Read more
news: 7 December 2016

Season's Greetings

Thames Water Property Searches will be open for business throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Read more
news: 29 July 2016

Environmental searches: A simple solution to the complex issue of flood risk

 How to make sure your clients' transactions are completely watertight.

Read more
news: 28 July 2016

Notification of price changes

Thames Water Property Searches will be increasing the price of its CON29DW, CommercialDW Drainage & Water Enquiries and Asset Location Searches from 1 September 2016. 

Read more
news: 7 July 2016

Events, sponsorship and training opportunities 2016/17

Listed below are all our remaining events for 2016 and 2017 - why not come and visit us?

Read more
news: 30 June 2016

Changes to the CON29R

In order for us to implement the changes to the CON29R our website will be temporarily unavailable from 6:00pm on Friday 1 July until 6:00pm on Saturday 2 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Read more
news: 13 June 2016

Avoiding the minefield of land contamination

Don't be caught out by the new statutory guidance on land contamination. Thames Water Property Searches can advise you on how to protect your client from unforeseen environmental liabilities.

Read more
news: 25 May 2016

Thames Water Property Searches' latest headline CPD event a huge success

 Over 80 conveyancers attended our property conference 'Property Problems and Solutions 2016', which took place in April at The Law Society, London.

Read more
news: 25 May 2016

London Legal Walk 2016

On the 16 May some of the Thames Water Property Searches' team took to the streets of London and joined around 10,000 participants made up of members of the legal profession, business associates and family and friends, to take part in the 2016 London Legal Walk.


Read more
news: 16 May 2016

Updated residential CON29DW and CommercialDW Drainage and Water Enquiries now available

The updated residential CON29DW and CommercialDW Drainage and Water Enquiries are now available to all Thames Water Property Searches’ customers.

Read more
news: 7 December 2015

Season’s Greetings

Thames Water Property Searches will be open for business throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Read more
news: 6 July 2015

New product launch: Lawyer Checker

We are delighted to announce the launch of Lawyer Checker. Lawyer Checker is a simple, effective online service developed to reduce uncertainty in identifying the legitimacy of the vendor conveyancer.

Read more
news: 25 April 2015

New product: Envirosearch gets a makeover

An enhancement to Landmark’s Envirosearch Residential report is now live and available to order.

Read more
news: 16 April 2015

London Legal Walk 2015

Thames Water Property Searches will be taking part in this year’s London Legal Walk.

Read more
news: 30 March 2015

Welcome to our new website – offering you more

We are delighted to welcome you to our brand new website.

Read more
news: 9 December 2014

Season’s Greetings

Thames Water Property Searches will be open for business throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Read more
news: 1 December 2014

New website coming soon in early 2015

We’ve gone all out. Our new website is currently being built entirely around you. The proof you’ll find, is in the eating.

Read more
news: 31 October 2014

New pricing and search pack options

Thames Water has revised prices and introduced a new range of discounted search packs.

Read more
news: 16 September 2014

Continuing our support for quality in conveyancing

Thames Water are proud to announce the renewal of their online sponsorship of the Law Society's CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme).

Read more
news: 1 September 2014

New product launch: DevAssess

A new residential report that includes data on existing planning applications and identifies unexploited potential development risks.

Read more
news: 20 May 2014

Now available: GroundSure Combined Screening and Floodview

GroundSure's Combined Screening and Floodview report is now available to order.

Read more
news: 1 May 2014

Recent flood events call us all into action

The flooding may have subsided but we can't afford to let the memories of its devastating impact do the same.

Read more
news: 1 May 2014

Landmark incorporates the first groundwater flood risk map for England and Wales

The flooding may have subsided but we can't afford to let the memories of its devastating impact do the same.

Read more
news: 14 April 2014

Highways Search now live

We are pleased to announce the launch of a much requested report today, the Highways Search.

Read more
news:

CON29DW and Commercial DW price freeze

Prices held for Thames Water Drainage and Water Enquiries and Asset Location Searches.

Read more
news: 28 February 2014

The 2014 Local Land Charges Awards

The winners of the 2014 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence were announced on Monday 24th February during a ceremony hosted by actor Shaun Williamson.

Read more
news: 17 February 2014

Full Service Provider

Did you know that we connect property professionals with far more than just drainage and water information?

Read more
news: 27 January 2014

Fracking could be allowed under homes without owners' knowledge

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
news: 14 January 2014

Flood Alert tool now live

Today we have launched a residential Flood Alert tool in association with Landmark Information Group.

Read more
Can we help you?

Our online chat is now closed. You can contact us on 0845 070 4198 between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can send us a message using our online enquiry form.