An essential part of the conveyancing process, is the Law Society’s CON29DW Commercial search. It provides deal-breaking information regarding water and sewerage services for prospective business and property owners, protecting buyers, lenders and their solicitors from any unnecessary risk.

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Property purchasers and their advisers need qualified drainage and water information to make informed purchasing or leasing decisions. At its core, the CON29DW Commercial consists of 27 questions owned by the Law Society, answered in full, without the need to refer, infer or insure against any missing information. It complements your due diligence and helps to mitigate risk with specified indemnity levels.

The CON29DW Commercial search is produced by SafeMove from Yorkshire Water's asset and billing information by specialist advisors, and is designed to highlight potential issues with the public sewer and water network that serve the property which could lead to maintenance costs or could have an impact on the property value.

Supported by robust and underwritten guarantees, there is always a clear trail of responsibility back to the provider.

Key features: 

  • services for which the property is connected
  • contact details for sewerage and water billing company
  • meter location (if applicable)
  • adoption agreements
  • consultation on build over
  • sewers within the boundary and 100 feet
  • low water pressure
  • internal flooding from overloaded public sewers
  • nearest public sewage treatment works
  • water quality and hardness
  • unlimited connection details

Exclusive questions to the commercial search only include trade effluent agreements which will give details on whether there is one at the site. 

The 9 water and sewerage companies (WaSCs) of England gave a commitment to provide a standard solution for Commercial Drainage and Water Enquiries following customer feedback. This means no matter which water company you get your enquiry from the questions given within the search are standard across all water companies.

When to use

On every commercial purchase or lease transaction within the Yorkshire Water region.

Video Overview

A short video explaining the search's key features may be viewed here.

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