The Law Society’s CON29DW form has been updated working in consultation with the Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN). Release of the modified form coincides with the implementation of updated CON29 and CON29O forms.

The updated form has been implemented by water companies over the past couple of months with the aim of all companies using the updated forms by 4 July 2016. This will coincide with the implementation of the updated CON29 and CON29O forms.

The key changes are:

  • inclusion of details on private pumping stations;
  • impact of sustainable drainage systems (SUDs) on newly adopted sewerage networks;
  • removal of water quality information, as this is not property specific. This information will still be available on individual water companies’ websites; and
  • provision of water hardness information.

The DWSN has published a briefing note which aims to explain the changes to the form and what conveyancers should be aware of.