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The Home Information Pack (No. 2) Regulations 2007

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PART 2Enquiries and responses

Public sewer map

3.—(1) Where relevant, please include a copy of an extract from the public sewer map.

(2) A copy of an extract from the public sewer map is included in which the location of the property is identified;

(a)A copy of an extract of the public sewer map is included, showing the public sewers, disposal mains and lateral drains in the vicinity of the property; or

(b)No map is included, as there are no public sewers in the vicinity of the property.

Foul water

4.—(1) Does foul water from the property drain to a public sewer?

(2) (a) Records indicate that foul water from the property drains to a public sewer;

(b)Records indicate that foul water from the property does not drain to a public sewer; or

(c)This enquiry appears to relate to a plot of land or a recently built property. It is recommended that drainage proposals are checked with the developer.

Surface water

5.—(1) Does surface water from the property drain to a public sewer?

(2) (a) Records indicate that surface water from the property does drain to a public sewer;

(b)Records indicate that surface water from the property does not drain to a public sewer; or

(c)This enquiry appears to relate to a plot of land or a recently built property. It is recommended that drainage proposals are checked with the developer.

Public adoption of sewers and lateral drains

6.—(1) Are any sewers or lateral drains serving or which are proposed to serve the property the subject of an existing adoption agreement or an application for such an agreement?

(2) (a) Records indicate that in relation to sewers and lateral drains serving the development of which the property forms part—

(i)an adoption agreement is currently in preparation;

(ii)an adoption agreement exists and the sewers and lateral drains are not yet vested in the sewerage undertaker, although the maintenance period has commenced;

(iii)an adoption agreement exists and the sewers and lateral drains are not yet vested in the sewerage undertaker and the maintenance period has not yet commenced;

(iv)an adoption agreement exists and is supported by a bond;

(v)an adoption agreement exists and is the subject of a bond waiver; or

(vi)an adoption agreement exists and is not supported by a bond or by a bond waiver; or

(b)Records confirm that sewers serving the development, of which the property forms part are not the subject of an existing adoption agreement or an application for such an agreement; or

(c)The property is part of an established development and is not subject to an adoption agreement.

Public sewers within the boundaries of the property

7.—(1) Does the public sewer map indicate any public sewer, disposal main or lateral drain within the boundaries of the property?

(2) (a) The public sewer map included indicates that there is a public sewer, disposal main or lateral drain within the boundaries of the property;

(b)The public sewer map indicates that there are private sewers or lateral drains subject to an existing adoption agreement within the boundaries of the property; or

(c)The public sewer map indicates that there are no public sewers, disposal mains or lateral drains within the boundaries of the property. However, it has not always been a requirement for such public sewers, disposal mains or lateral drains to be recorded on the public sewer map. It is therefore possible for unidentified sewers, disposal mains or lateral drains to exist within the boundaries of the property.

Public sewers near to the property

8.—(1) Does the public sewer map indicate any public sewer within 30.48 metres (100 feet) of any buildings within the property?

(2) (a) The public sewer map included indicates that there is a public sewer within 30.48 metres (100 feet) of a building within the property;

(b)The public sewer map indicates that there is a public sewer or lateral drain subject to an existing adoption agreement within 30.48 metres (100 feet) of a building within the property; or

(c)The public sewer map indicates that there are no public sewers within 30.48 metres (100 feet) of a building within the property. However, it has not always been a requirement for such public sewers to be recorded on the public sewer map. It is therefore possible for unidentified sewers or public sewers to exist within the boundaries of the property.

Building over a public sewer, disposal main or drain

9.—(1) Has a sewerage undertaker approved or been consulted about any plans to erect a building or extension on the property over or in the vicinity of a public sewer, disposal main or drain?

(2) (a) Records indicate that a sewerage undertaker has approved or has been consulted about plans to erect a building or extension on the property over or in the vicinity of a public sewer, disposal main or drain;

(b)Records indicate that a sewerage undertaker has rejected plans to erect a building or extension on the property over or in the vicinity of a public sewer, disposal main or drain; or

(c)There are no records in relation to any approval or consultation about plans to erect a building or extension on the property over or in the vicinity of a public sewer, disposal main or drain. However, the sewerage undertaker might not be aware of a building or extension on the property over or in the vicinity of a public sewer, disposal main or drain.

Map of waterworks

10.—(1) Where relevant, please include a copy of an extract from the map of waterworks.

(2) (a) A copy of an extract from the map of waterworks is included in which the location of the property is identified;

(b)A copy of an extract of the map of waterworks is included, showing water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes in the vicinity of the property; or

(c)No map is included, as there are no water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes in the vicinity of the property.

Adoption of water mains and service pipes

11.—(1) Is any water main or service pipe serving or which is proposed to serve the property the subject of an existing adoption agreement or an application for such an agreement?

(2) (a) Records confirm that in relation to water mains and service pipes serving the development, of which the property forms part—

(i)an adoption agreement is currently in preparation;

(ii)an adoption agreement exists and the water mains or service pipes are not yet vested in the water undertaker;

(iii)an adoption agreement exists and is supported by a bond; or

(iv)an adoption agreement exists and is not supported by a bond; or

(b)Records confirm that water mains or service pipes serving the property are not the subject of an existing adoption agreement or an application for such an agreement.

Sewerage and water undertakers

12.—(1) Who are the sewerage and water undertakers for the area?

(2) Give company name and address is the sewerage undertaker for the area, and give company name and address is the water undertaker for the area.

Connection to mains water supply

13.—(1) Is the property connected to mains water supply?

(2) (a) Records indicate that the property is connected to mains water supply;

(b)Records indicate that the property is not connected to mains water supply and water is therefore likely to be provided by virtue of a private supply; or

(c)This enquiry relates to a plot of land or a recently built property. It is recommended that the water supply proposals are checked with the developer.

Water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes

14.—(1) Are there any water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes within the boundaries of the property?

(2) (a) The map of waterworks indicates that there are water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes within the boundaries of the property;

(b)The map of waterworks does not indicate any water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes within the boundaries of the property; or

(c)The map of waterworks indicates that there is a water main subject to an existing adoption agreement within the boundaries of the property.

Current basis for sewerage and water charges

15.—(1) What is the current basis for charging for sewerage and water services at the property?

(2) (a) The charges are based on actual volumes of water measured through a water meter (“metered supply”);

(b)The charges are based on the rateable value of the property of £ give rateable value and the charge for the current financial year is £ give amount of charge;

(c)The charges are made on a basis other than rateable value or metered supply. They are based on give basis for charges and are £ give amount of charge for each financial year.

(d)Records indicate that this enquiry relates to a plot of land or a recently built property.

Charges following change of occupation

16.—(1) Will the basis for charging for sewerage and water services at the property change as a consequence of a change of occupation?

(2) (a) The basis for the charges will change and will be based on an unmeasured supply;

(b)The basis for the charges will change and will be based on a metered supply;

(c)The basis for the charges will change and will be based on give basis for charges;

(d)The basis for the charges will change and will be based on rateable value;

(e)There will be no change in the current charging arrangements as a consequence of a change of occupation; or

(f)Records indicate that this enquiry relates to a plot of land or a recently built property. It is recommended that the charging proposals are checked with the developer.

Surface water drainage charges

17.—(1) Is a surface water drainage charge payable?

(2) (a) Records confirm that a surface water drainage charge is payable for the property at £ give level of charge for each financial year; or

(b)Records confirm that a surface water drainage charge is not payable for the property.

Water meters

18.—(1) Please include details of the location of any water meter serving the property.

(2) (a) Records indicate that the property is not served by a water meter; or

(b)Records indicate that the property is served by a water meter, which is located—

(i)within the dwelling-house which is or forms part of the property, and in particular is located at give details of location; or

(ii)is not within the dwelling-house which is or forms part of the property, and in particular is located at give details of location.

Sewerage bills

19.—(1) Who bills the property for sewerage services?

(2) (a) The property is billed for sewerage services by give company name, billing address, enquiry telephone number and website address; or

(b)The property is not billed for sewerage services.

Water bills

20.—(1) Who bills the property for water services?

(2) (a) The property is billed for water services by give company name, billing address, enquiry telephone number and website address; or

(b)The property is not billed for water services.

Risk of flooding due to overloaded public sewers

21.—(1) Is the dwelling-house which is or forms part of the property at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers?

(2) (a) Records confirm that the property is at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers (following an actual flooding event or otherwise) and a report is included describing—

(i)this and the action proposed by the sewerage undertaker to remove the risk;

(ii)who will undertake this action and when; and

(iii)whether mitigation measures have been installed to reduce the risk of flooding to the property;

(b)An investigation is currently being carried out by the sewerage undertaker to determine if the property should be recorded on a register as being at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers, and a report is included describing—

(i)the action proposed by the water undertaker to remove the risk; and

(ii)who will undertake the action and when; or

(c)The property is not recorded as being at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers.

Risk of low water pressure or flow

22.—(1) Is the property at risk of receiving low water pressure or flow?

(2) (a) Records confirm that the property is recorded on a register kept by the water undertaker as being at risk of receiving low water pressure or flow, and a report is included describing—

(i)the action proposed by the water undertaker to remove the risk; and

(ii)who will undertake the action and when;

(b)An investigation is currently being carried out by the water undertaker to determine if the property should be recorded on a register as being at risk of receiving low water pressure or flow, and a report is included describing—

(i)the action proposed by the water undertaker to remove the risk; and

(ii)who will undertake the action and when; or

(c)Records confirm that the property is not recorded on a register kept by the water undertaker as being at risk of receiving low water pressure or flow.

Water quality analysis

23.—(1) Please include details of a water quality analysis made by the water undertaker for the water supply zone in respect of the most recent calendar year.

(2) (a) The analysis confirmed that all tests met the standards prescribed by the 2000 Regulations or the 2001 Regulations;

(b)The analysis confirmed that tests met the standards prescribed by the 2000 Regulations or the 2001 Regulations, except that give number tests of give total number tests failed to meet the standard for nitrate;

(c)The analysis confirmed that tests met the standards prescribed by the 2000 Regulations or the 2001 Regulations, except that give number tests of give total number tests failed to meet the standard for lead;

(d)The analysis confirmed that tests failed to meet the standards of the 2000 Regulations or the 2001 Regulations in relation to both nitrate and lead, and these are give further details of such tests; or

(e)The analysis records confirmed that tests failed to meet the standards of the 2000 Regulations or the 2001 Regulations in relation to another substance or substances, and these are include further details.

Authorised departures from water quality standards

24.—(1) Please include details of any departures—

(a)authorised by the Secretary of State under Part 6 of the 2000 Regulations from the provisions of Part 3 of those Regulations; or

(b)authorised by the National Assembly for Wales under Part 6 of the 2001 Regulations from the provisions of Part 3 of those Regulations.

(2) (a) There are no such authorised departures for the water supply zone; or

(b)The Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales has authorised a departure from the standards prescribed by the 2000 Regulations or the 2001 Regulations, in the water supply zone, and—

(i)the departure permits the water undertaker or water supplier to supply water that does not meet the standard for give substance whilst remedial action to restore normal water quality is taken;

(ii)the maximum permitted departure is up to give number micrograms per litre; and

(iii)the measures taken to restore normal water quality are due to be completed by give approximate month and year.

Sewage treatment works

25.—(1) Please state the distance from the property to the nearest boundary of the nearest sewage treatment works.

(2) The nearest sewage treatment works is give distance in kilometres or miles to the give direction of the property. The name of the nearest sewage treatment works is give name.

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