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Why take a chance?
Protect your client’s property purchases with the official drainage and
When undertaking searches for a prospective property purchase it never
pays to cut corners. Which is why the CON29DW Drainage and Water Enquiry is
considered such an essential component of the conveyancing process.
The official drainage and water enquiry, the CON29DW offers an accurate
and comprehensive service, without the risks associated with a less complete
personal search. Produced solely by Thames Water Property Searches and the
other water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, it provides crucial
and deal breaking information regarding water and sewerage, with a clear trail
of responsibility leading directly back to the data source.
You can be sure that the teams who answer each CON29DW have expert
knowledge in their field, having received specialist training to interpret
water company records. The CON29DW comprises 25 standard questions answered
directly by the water company – so a search carried out in Cumbria will include
the same important information as one carried out in Cornwall. As an official
provider of the CON29DW, Thames Water Property Searches produce over a quarter
of a million of these authentic drainage and water searches each year.
The esteemed CON29DW can be consistently relied upon to flag up
potentially costly problems and legal issues that could impact on the value,
title and maintenance costs of the property as well as future development. All
this is supported by a robust level of legal protection, with a £10 million
liability, that looks after the interests of homeowners and their solicitors
For example, an enquiry result in the North East incorrectly indicated
the location of both foul and surface water sewers. If this had been a personal
search, terms and conditions would have exempted the search provider's
responsibility for 3rd party data. This could have thwarted the homeowners
plans to extend the property or else face the unpleasant prospect of diversion
costs amounting to £17,000. However, because it was a CON29DW enquiry both
sewers were diverted at the cost of the water company, enabling the homeowners
to go ahead and build their extension.
Likewise, an enquiry in the South West showed a stretch of supply pipe
as publicly owned and maintained. Following a leak in the supply pipe, the
customer contacted the water company to fix the leak. A site visit revealed the
pipe to be privately owned by the house owner. However, the enquiry provider
admitted liability and replaced the whole private pipe to fix the leak and
ensure no future problems for the homeowner.
The belt and braces approach offered by the official drainage and water
enquiry over a personal search provides:
· comprehensive information regarding water and
sewerage for a prospective purchaser;
· crucial information that could affect the use
of the property after purchase;
· full redress through an explicit and robust
Law Society recognised guarantee that should any of the Water Company
information be incorrect then the source provider will be liable to put it
Most valuable of all, however, is the peace of
mind that only an official CON29DW can provide. When you opt for a CON29DW drainage
and water enquiry you can rest assured that you have left no stone unturned in
getting hold of all the relevant information. Nothing
has been left to chance.
Make a choice. Choose CON29DW.