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Latest news and updates

news: 11 October 2019

Does Fracking Pose a Risk to Your Commercial Property Interests?

Hydraulic fracturing (also known as ‘fracking’) is nothing new in the UK; indeed, it has been used actively in North Sea oil and gas wells since the 1970s.  The more recent phenomenon and one that has garnered a great deal of negative press and controversy is the extraction of shale gas using fracking techniques, which could adversely impact surrounding land and properties. Read more
news: 30 September 2019

The Effect of the Rising UK Flood Risk on Commercial Property

As a society, we tend to quickly forget past events such as weather-related disasters, rather than heed lessons for the future.  A timely reminder was the recent flooding in the North Yorkshire Dales in July 2019, during which torrential rain caused 100 homes and several businesses to be underwater. Read more
news: 09 September 2019

The importance of embracing property searches for commercial leases

A commercial property lease is normally one of the biggest overheads a business has after wages. This is not taking into account the initial outlay for renovations often required to ensure the premises is fit to benefit the commercial activities of the leaseholder. However, many organisations instructing Solicitors to manage the legal aspects of securing a commercial lease decline to invest in basic property searches. Read more
news: 31 May 2019

Events, sponsorship and training opportunities 2019

Our Thames Water Property Searches CPD events are extremely popular. Each year we invite industry leading speakers to present on a wide range of topics relating to the challenges and opportunities currently facing conveyancers. Experts in their field, our speakers provide in-depth knowledge, bags of enthusiasm and some great ideas that can be immediately implemented into your day-to-day activities. Read more

Highlights

  • Official provider of the CON29DW – over a quarter of a million drainage and water searches produced each year
  • As a licensed partner of National Land Information Services (NLIS), we offer a national range of local authority searches
  • We’ve been delivering accurate searches across the UK for more than 15 years
  • Quick turnaround and intuitive search tracking facility – so you’ll always know where your searches are
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Don't just take our word for it

"The free CPD course was a fantastic update on issues that affect residential conveyancers. The quality of the content and the materials provided surpassed that of paid-for courses. Many of the recommendations suggested by the experienced presenters will be incorporated into our daily practice."

Pritpal Singh Manku, The Law House Solicitors

"The CPD workshop delivered by Andrew Crawford and Peter Reekie was highly entertaining, informative and engaging."

Jennifer Margrave Solicitors

"We are delighted to be using Thames Water for our property searches. With no set-up costs, training provided, ease of use and professional customer support they make our lives as busy property lawyers that much easier. In particular, the bespoke search packs, which can be provided with their competitive pricing structure, are an important tool in ensuring uniformity of practice across the firm - thus assisting us with risk management requirements."

Robert Tozzi, Burley & Geach 

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