As an essential part of the conveyancing process, the purchaser of property or land carries out a search at the local authority offices to discover if there are any planning; environmental health; highways or water restrictions appertaining to the property or land to be purchased. The new edition of this popular work provides a clear and concise commentary on the new Forms Con29 and Con29O and on the current version of Form Con29DW (Water and Drainage Enquiries).
For the first time Form Con 29 now has enquiries relating to surface water drainage schemes, heritage partnership agreements, flood and coastal erosion risk management, community infrastructure levy, assets of community value, flood consents and land drainage consents. The sixth edition of this book examines each enquiry in turn, and clearly sets out the relevant and up-to-date legal position with sources and references.
The authors then provide a summary of the implications of any reply by the local authority or water company concerned, positive or negative, so that a prospective purchaser can make a balanced decision as to whether to proceed with the purchase. Enquiries of Local Authorities and Water Companies: A Practical Guide provides an invaluable reference for the conveyancing practitioner, local land charges officer or estate agent.