Products and services

Drainage and water search: Domestic

This includes the following:

  • Confirmation of whether the property is connected to a public water supply.
  • Confirmation of how the property is charged for water and wastewater services - either measured (metered) or unmeasured (rateable value).
  • Confirmation of whether the property is connected to a public sewer (there may be a sealed tank, septic tank or other private disposal facilities for which discharge consents may be needed. The owner will be responsible for maintenance of these).
  • Confirmation of whether the property is close to or is affected by water mains or public sewers. United Utilities can (with reasonable notice) require entry to the land for inspection, repair or replacement and could even restrict the properties use or development/extension.
  • Confirmation of the location and distance of the nearest wastewater treatment works.
  • The latest published water quality information for the water zone the property is located in.

Drainage and water search: Commercial

This includes all of the above, plus:

  • Confirmation of whether the current occupier has consent to discharge trade effluent
  • Confirmation of easements affecting the site

The following table below shows the types of properties that would benefit from the mixed/small commercial drainage and water search and the ones which would require a full commercial drainage and water search:

 

CON29DW Drainage and water search

Mixed/small commercial drainage and water search

Commercial drainage and water search

House

Yes

No

No

Laundrette

No

Yes

Yes

Pub

No

Yes

Yes

Local convenience store

No

Yes

Yes

Manufacturing site

No

No

Yes

Large plot of land

No

No

Yes

Business Park

No

No

Yes

(Liability cover)

-

£500,000

£2 million


Please Note: Mixed/small commercial drainage and water searches contain an A4 water plan and an A4 sewer plan.  Standard commercial drainage and water searches contain an A3 water plan and an A1 sewer plan (including sewer cover and invert levels where available).

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