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CommercialDW: April 2017 Product Changes
CommercialDW: April 2017 Product Changes

CommercialDW: April 2017 Product Changes

The CommercialDW Drainage and Water Enquiry was developed in consultation with The Law Society and contains all the answers you need when dealing with a commercial property or development site.

From April 3 2017, there will be some changes to four of the questions in the CommercialDW.  This is due to the way that commercial customers will be handled by their water companies from April.

All non-household customers (ie commercial customers) will be able to choose their supplier of water and sewerage retail services.  This is as a result of a change in the law, designed to introduce competition into the water industry.

Whilst existing water companies will still own and maintain water and sewerage networks, services such as billing, queries, complaints and meter reading will be provided by a number of different retail companies (for a full list please see http://www.open-water.org.uk)

The changes will affect the following four questions in the CommercialDW.

  • Is a surface water drainage charge payable?
    The search will continue to indicate whether or not surface water discharges to a public sewer.  If this is the case, a drainage charge may be applicable but enquiries will need to be made with the retailer (the vendor should be able to advise).
  • Who bills the property for sewerage services?
    The vendor should be in a position to let you know who the retailer is.
  • Who bills the property for water services?
    The vendor should be in a position to let you know who the retailer is.
  • What is the current basis for charging for sewerage and water services at the property?
    This question will be replaced with "Is there a meter installed at the property?"

For further details on the CommercialDW and any other questions about our product range, please contact our Customer Services team on 0800 085 8050.

Please see the table below for a summary of CommercialDW versions and pricing.

Search

Land Size

Price (inc VAT) 

Liability Cover

COMMERCIALDW

Up to 2 hectares

£120.00

   £2 million

COMMERCIALDW Plus

Up to 200 hectares

£240.00

          £10 million

COMMERCIALDW Premium

Up to 2 hectares

£180.00

   £2 million

COMMERCIALDW Plus Premium 

Up to 200 hectares

£360.00

          £10 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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