What does 'Drainage Search' mean when buying a property?
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This is not actually a search of the drains but a search for documents to check a property has the right to be connected to the mains sewerage system, which is not always the case.
Its basically about asking the local authority if they have a record of the properties rights to connect to the mains sewerage system.
In rural cases where there is no mains sewerage and the property uses a septic tank instead this search will not be required.
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