What is the difference between your drainage & water searches?
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Personal drainage and water searches are carried out by an agent on behalf of Searches UK and they are more cost effective than an official drainage and water search which is carried out by the water authority.
Personal drainage and water searches can only be carried out on residential properties so an official drainage and water search will need to be ordered if it is for a commercial property or piece of land.
Properties or pieces of land are categorised by the water authority and they will keep a record of residential or commercial properties. As a result of this practice by the water authority, searches will sometimes need to be upgraded to a commercial drainage and water search due to the records that they hold, regardless of what the current use of the property is. Clients will need to notify the water authority directly if the use of the property has changed i.e. from a commercial property or a residential property or vice versa.
Drainage and water searches may also need to be upgraded because of the size of the property but our team will contact you if this happens.