Thames Water Property Searches
Get the whole picture from Thames Water Property Searches.
Buying a house is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so it pays to look at the bigger picture to avoid any potential risks relating to water and sewerage services, which can sometimes have a direct impact on the value and maintenance costs of your property.
The residential drainage and water enquiry (CON29DW) can provide answers to the following types of questions:
- Is the property connected to a public sewer or is it served by a cesspit, that I will be responsible for?
- Where are the sewers and who is responsible for them? Will any plans to extend the property be affected by the route of a public water main or sewer?
- Has the property been affected by sewer flooding in the past?
- Does the property have a 'Building Over Agreement' for an extension that is built over a public sewer or manhole? If not, what are the implications?
- Does the property have low water pressure and could this affect the performance of a power shower or garden hose?
- Will the water company install a water meter at the property after I move in?
For absolute peace of mind, ask your solicitor to obtain a CON29DW drainage and water enquiry when carrying out the conveyancing on your new property.
For commercial properties, our commercial drainage and water search includes everything that the residential CON29DW offers, such as whether the property is connected to water and sewerage services, the quality of the water, how the property is charged and the location of our water pipes and sewers.
In addition, the commercial CON29DW includes details of easements, wayleaves, trade effluent consents & invert/cover levels.
We now offer a choice of £2m, £5m and £10m capped liability in order to satisfy concerns raised by mortgage lenders.
Get in touch
To order our services online or to find out more about Thames Water Property Searches, visit www.thameswater-propertysearches.co.uk or call our customer service team on 0845 070 9148.
Our lines are open between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and closed on weekends and bank holidays.