The local enquiries and drainage and water enquiries set out in Parts 2 of Schedules 7 and 8 of the HIP Regulations were based on the 2002 editions of The Law Society of England and Wales forms “CON 29 Part 1 Standard Enquiries of Local Authority” and “CON 29 DW Standard Drainage and Water Enquiries”.
Both those forms are commonly used by conveyancing solicitors when submitting a search request to a local authority or Drainage and Water Company. These forms were replaced by CON 29 R and CON 29 DW in July 2007.
The CON 29 Part 1 was adapted slightly to produce the local enquiries in Part 2 of Schedule 7. The CON 29 DW was adapted to produce the drainage and water enquiries in Part 2 of Schedule 8 with the addition of model responses.
The CON 29 Part 1, CON 29 DW and model responses to CON 29 DW were reproduced and adapted in the HIP Regulations with the knowledge and permission of The Law Society of England and Wales.