The CON29DW Explained – basis of charging

Our monthly look at the questions in the CON29DW examines how properties are billed.

The basis of charging is covered by question 4.4 of the CON29DW, which reads “What is the current basis for charging for sewerage and water services at the property?”

What this means, simply, is whether a property is billed on what is known as a measured or unmeasured basis.
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The CON29DW Explained – water and sewerage services

Our monthly look at the questions in the CON29DW moves onto section 4 – charging – with a look at the suppliers of sewerage and water services.

Question 4.1 of the CON29DW is split into two sections, 4.1.1, which asks “who is responsible for providing the sewerage services at the property?” and 4.1.2, which asks the same for water services.
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The CON29DW Explained – water pressure

Our series examining the CON29DW looks at water pressure.

Question 3.4 of the CON29DW asks “Is the property at risk of receiving low water pressure or flow?” While the question is unlikely to be one of those which can have costly ramifications, water pressure is something that can greatly impact an owner’s enjoyment of their home, and it is included for that reason.
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How do you determine if a residential property drains to the public sewer system? Do you inspect properties?

In our search report we report on the connection status of a residential property to the water and sewerage systems based on checking the current billing records held by the responsible water or sewerage company for that property. This is generally the method used to determine the connection status for Residential CON29DW searches as it is considered reasonable to assume that if a property is billed for a service then it can be considered likely to be connected for that service.