When buying a home it’s important to know that every aspect of the property is in proper working order and is not defective, it may surprise you to learn that the most important part of any property is the drains. In recent times Home Buyers Drainage Surveys have become commonplace among property buyers.
Some Mortgage lenders and insurance companies are now demanding them as part of the mortgage agreement or insurance agreement.
Home Buyers' Drainage Survey In Kent
When the time comes to have a CCTV Drainage survey or Home Buyers Drainage Survey carried out it’s important to ensure that the surveyors are fully certified, here at Certified Drain Surveys we specialise in CCTV drain surveys and Home Buyers Drainage Surveys.
We carry out an average of 10 – 20 a week across London the surrounding counties.
All our drainage surveyors are fully certified by the NADC and all reports are completed using the recognised industry software programmes which include Wincan and View Line. All surveys are completed using the correct WRC standard MSCC5 and are provided to our clients in PDF format.
We carry out drain surveys across the Kent county for a wide variety of client including estate agents, building surveyors, residential surveyors as well as the general public.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do you look for in a homebuyer’s drain survey?
Here at Certified Drains, we have carried out homebuyers’ drain surveys in Kent for decades.
Still to this day, our surveys provide potential buyers with a clear and detailed view of the property’s drainage system, drawing attention to potential issues that could cost money further down the line.
During a homebuyer’s drain survey, we keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary – including (but not limited to) damaged pipework, tree root ingress, leaks, blockages, and collapsed pipes.
For more information about our pre-purchase drain surveys in Kent, don’t hesitate to talk to the team.
Is a homebuyer’s drain survey worth it?
Having a drain survey carried out at a property you’re interested in buying may seem unnecessary – especially if your offer has already been accepted. However, many mortgage lenders request a survey be completed before they provide a mortgage.
At Certified Drains, we suggest arranging a homebuyer’s drain survey in Kent to ensure you avoid nasty surprises in the future. The footage from the survey will be compiled into a report, giving you clear insight into the condition of the drainage system and flagging up any issues that need addressing.
Another reason why we recommend having a survey carried out is that it may help you to negotiate a better price if the drainage system isn’t in good shape. After all, you don’t want to pay full price only to discover that the drains are in desperate need of repair!
Our drain surveys are also a useful tool for determining drainage ownership and responsibility – preventing disputes with neighbours and legal problems if something goes wrong.
How soon can you carry out a pre-purchase drain survey in Kent?
The process of buying a house can take anywhere between 6 weeks and 3 months – meaning you may need to arrange a homebuyer’s drain survey sooner rather than later.
Having one of these surveys done will help you to make an informed decision as to whether you purchase a property or pull out of the sale.
Here at Certified Drains, we always advise our clients to give us plenty of notice to ensure we can accommodate their needs and conduct our surveys at a convenient time. However, we appreciate that there may come a time when you need to employ the expertise of our engineers at short notice.
That’s why we do everything we can to carry out the survey at a time that suits you. We’ll always conduct the survey quickly and efficiently – ensuring minimal disruption, too.
To get the ball rolling straight away, give us a call on 0800 955 7955.
Does a CCTV drain survey take long?
On average, a drainage inspection will take a couple of hours to complete.
Depending on the size of the property and the complexity of the drainage system, it may take more or less time.
Fortunately, our team specialises in homebuyer drain surveys in Kent and will use their finely honed skills to carry out the inspection as quickly as possible.
Upon completion, we’ll provide an in-depth report to show our findings – outlining any potential defects and the condition of the drainpipes.
To speed the process up, we’ll also offer recommendations on how to resolve issues, ensuring they aren’t left to fester into much bigger (and more expensive) problems. If you wish, we can provide a quote for the required repairs and maintenance and carry out the work for you there and then.
To find out more about our pre-purchase drain surveys in Kent, don’t hesitate to get in touch.