Drainage and Water

Every home buyer will want the reassurance that their property is connected to the mains water and drainage supply. And as an official provider of the Law Society’s CON29DW Drainage and Water Enquiry, Thames Water Property Searches is well placed to provide it.

Identifying the status associated with drainage and water is a vital part of residential property conveyancing. In fact, the Law Society now recommends every conveyancer runs a CON29DW Drainage & Water Enquiry. To get the most comprehensive view surrounding drainage and water, it is important to obtain an official search.

A CON29DW Drainage & Water Enquiry will:

  • Confirm to a prospective new owner that the home they are purchasing is connected to the mains supply and mains drainage. This way they won’t be burdened with the high costs of maintaining a private drainage system.
  • Establish whether a property might need a ‘Build-over Agreement’ – this could be the case if future property development takes place within three metres of a public sewer.
  • Bring to light if there is historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.
  • Provides classification (Soft, Medium or Hard) of the water supply for the property

We recently introduced enhancements to our CON29DW Drainage & Water Enquiry. They now include structured renumbering, plus the inclusion of a summary of results (which means you get a quick overview of the outcomes of a search).