Set up a business account

Commercial property tenants

Are you setting up a new business in a property you're leasing? The owner of a commercial property is responsible for all water and sewerage charges incurred, so you do not need to set up an account with us. However, if your business discharges trade waste, you will need to set up a Trade Waste Contact with us. You will be responsible for the trade waste charges incurred.

Commercial property owners

If you've purchased a commercial property, your solicitor or conveyance will let us know your details when they provide us with a copy of the notice of acquisition. As the owner of a commercial property, you will be liable for all water and sewerage charges incurred at the property, even if you place a tenant in the property. However, if the tenant discharges trade waste then they will be responsible for the trade waste charges incurred.

Things to consider

Need a food and oil interceptor?

Whether your business is a takeaway, restaurant, pub or a large food manufacturer, we can help you install a food and oil interceptor.

Generating trade waste?

If your business involves commercial, industrial, laboratory or trade activities discharging wastewater in the sewerage system, you need to find out about South East Water's trade waste requirements.