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New Build Drainage and Water Report

The Geodesys New Build Drainage and Water report contains answers, where known, to questions regarding water and sewerage connections on a newly built property. It focuses on all the information necessary to protect buyers from unnecessary risks and potential costs in the future, where any details about the property are known. 

This report has been tailored with a new build property in mind, but still offers full protection for home buyers and their legal advisors against any unnecessary risks. 

Currently this bespoke product is only available in the Anglian Water region and for residential properties classed as new build.

Frequently Asked Questions

Product Details

The New Build DW contains 17 questions, providing all the information that has the potential to affect the value, title and enjoyment of a property. As the data for the New Build DW comes from Anglian Water (who are regulated data owners), you can be sure the details are as thorough and complete as is possible. The information includes:

Key features

Why is this important?

Details of water and drainage services at the property.

Not all properties are connected – so the homebuyer may be reliant on an alternative way of disposing of sewage (eg septic tank) or have to pay costly connection fees to the water company.

Two maps of the property, separately displaying all known public water mains and sewerage assets.

Provides a clear picture for the home buyer of the proximity of assets.

The location of public water and sewerage assets in the proximity of the property including those subject to an adoption agreement (or applications for adoption).

Homebuyers need to know this if they are planning an extension or other building work.  There may also be issues around allowing water company access to these mains or sewers.

Confirmation of whether any agreements or consents to build over public assets are in existence.

If no build over agreement is in place, the water company has the right to access the drain or sewer, disrupting you and your property.

The location of pumping stations within the proximity of the property.

Private pumping stations installed before July 2011 and serving two or more properties will be transferred to Water and Sewerage Company ownership on or before 1 October 2016.  This means that the Company takes on Rights of Way to access the pump, causing potential disruption when access is required for annual maintenance.

Location of any nearby sewage treatment works.

A sewage treatment works in the vicinity can cause unsavoury odours and affect a homeowner's enjoyment of the property.

 An assessment of water hardness.

This information is useful when considering hardness settings for domestic appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.

  • Contains 17 relevant questions
  • Currently only available in the Anglian Water region
  • Four pages of top tips for owners of new build properties
  • £5m PI liability cover