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What is a
CON29DW?
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Homebuyers deserve no surprises in the most significant purchase of their lives. The Law Society’s CON29DW Enquiry provides deal-breaking information for prospective homebuyers enabling them to make informed decisions about their property purchase.

The Enquiry consists of 23 standard questions which address issues that have the potential to affect both the value and title of the property, these are answered in full by all providers. So whether you purchase your Enquiry in Cumbria or Cornwall, it will contain the same important property information. Supported by robust and underwritten guarantees, there is always a clear trail of responsibility back to the provider.

Identifies risk

The Law Society’s CON29DW Enquiry protects consumers from unnecessary risk. It enables them to make informed decisions about their property purchase by providing them with critical information that will indicate whether, for example:

  • further development is feasible without impacting on water and sewerage assets
  • there is risk of sewer flooding
  • there is potential future charges for sewerage services not connected to the network (cesspit or septic tank).
Complete and guaranteed information

Each Law Society CON29DW Enquiry provides guaranteed and underwritten information on the property’s drainage and water supply, with a clear trail of responsibility back to the provider. The 23 questions in the Enquiry cover:

  • services for which the property is connected
  • charging basis for services
  • contact details for sewerage and water billing company
  • meter location (if applicable)
  • adoption agreements
  • building over consents
  • sewers within the boundary and within 100 feet
  • low water pressure
  • internal flooding from overloaded public sewers
  • nearest public sewage treatment works
  • a copy of the public sewer and water records
Consistent approach

The Law Society’s CON29DW Enquiry consists of 23 standard questions so wherever in England it is purchased, the Enquiry will contain the same important property information.

Expert interpretation

Industry specialists compile responses to the Law Society’s CON29DW Enquiry, making technical and often complex information accessible and understandable. Support is available to customers to enhance their understanding of the issues raised within the Enquiry.

Regularly updated

To ensure that the Enquiry remains fit for purpose and adds value for customers, DWSN members work closely with key stakeholders, such as the Law Society and lenders, to review both its content and its presentation.