Today’s Changes in the Water Act and their Impact on the Conveyancing ProcessApril 3, 2017 11:56 am
As of today, (3rd April 2017) all non-residential customers in England can choose their supplier of water and sewerage retail services. A change in the Water Act 2014, hopes to introduce competition into the water industry. As a result, a small number of changes to the CommercialDW Enquiry have needed to be made by suppliers. The answers to the following questions on the CommercialDW will be affected:
- Is a surface water drainage charge payable?
- Who bills the property for sewerage services?
- Who bills the property for water services?
This briefing note explains what commercial property conveyancers need to be aware of and how the CommercialDW will be changed