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Changes to the Commercial Drainage and Water Enquiry
commercial property transaction may be, don’t sign on the dotted line without
carrying out an official Commercial Drainage and Water Enquiry first (rebranded as the CON29DW Commercial). One of the many searches carried out by
Thames Water Property Searches, they are an essential component of the
conveyancing process whether you’re purchasing a shop or an office block.
providers, at Thames Water Property Searches we know that the CON29DW Commercial can be relied upon to provide information
needed regarding water and sewerage services on a property or land purchase. It
includes a wealth of vital information from confirming that a property is
connected to the mains supply and drainage in the first place to flood risk,
trade effluent consent licences and whether any wayleaves and easement
agreements affect the property.
As the CON29DW Commercial is created from water company data, buyers and
their advisers can be sure the information on offer is reliable and expertly
compiled and interpreted, thereby avoiding nasty surprises further down the
line. By purchasing your CON29DW Commercial from Thames Water Property Searches, a member
of the Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN), our search report is backed
by an appropriate guarantee to
mitigate risk and ensure peace of mind for commercial property professionals
and their advisers.
DWSN and the Law Society have worked to develop an updated
commercial drainage and water search. This development has created a
Commercial search product. As a result, the
numbering within the search has been standardised which you would have already
seen should you have ordered a commercial search from us recently. Updates to
the questions and wording contained within the CON29DW Commercial are aimed at ensuring a consistent approach from all the water
company providers across England. These improvements aim to ensure users can
view the outcomes of the search even more quickly and should result in a
premier user experience thanks to increased clarity, efficiency, and usability
To protect the buyer from unnecessary risks and costs in the future, Thames Water Property Searches offers a £2 million indemnity liability cover on the information provided within the CON29DW Commercial.
You can be
confident in the crucial information contained within the CON29DW
Commercial thanks to the
consistent approach and expert interpretation offered by Thames Water Property
Searches. Rest assured that with the CON29DW Commercial a stitch in time really does save nine.