Home Buyers Drainage Surveys are becoming increasingly popular. An ever-growing number of mortgage lenders now require them as part of the mortgage application and building surveyors advise clients to have them carried out prior to exchange of contract.
Drainage surveys are important, they will identify defects in the underground drainage system of your new home. A survey will also ascertain drainage ownership and misconnections.
Home Buyers' Drainage Survey In London
All our surveyors are fully certified by the NADC and reports are provided using bespoke reporting software. All London postcode areas are covered by Certified Drain Surveys as well as Essex, Kent and Middlesex.
Drain surveys should never be considered an additional expense, it is now considered to be one of the most valuable parts of the surveying process and is not to be overlooked.
Defective drainage systems are responsible for major structural defects in buildings, subsidence and can be avoided if located and corrected in time. Never buy a property without a full CCTV drain survey.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why might I need a home buyers drain survey?
Home buyer drain surveys are highly recommended if you’re buying a property, to help uncover potential drainage issues such as cracked or defective pipework.
Sometimes, a mortgage lender may specifically request that you arrange a pre-purchase drain survey before they even agree to provide a loan.
With a pre-purchase drain survey, you can relax knowing that drainage issues – no matter how big or small – will be flagged up before you become the homeowner and responsible for covering repair costs. Our home buyers CCTV drain surveys in London include a detailed report, which makes you aware of issues that aren’t blatantly obvious.
It’s worth noting that some insurance providers may also offer a discount at properties where a CCTV drain survey has been carried out and confirmed that the drainage system is in perfect working order.
What can I expect from a home buyers CCTV drain survey in London?
Here at Certified Drain Surveys, we have been carrying out home buyers CCTV drain surveys in London for many years – helping clients to purchase properties with confidence.
On the day of the survey, our National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC) certified engineers will arrive at the property at the agreed time, and use state-of-the-art CCTV technology to assess the condition of the drainage system.
We will feed an XTI camera through the system and watch the live footage from a computer screen – keeping an eye out for damaged pipework, tree root ingress, blockages, collapsed pipes, and leaks.
Upon completion, we will provide a detailed report to show our findings, including HD images to help you visualise the extent of the blockage. Our specialists will also provide expert insight on how to resolve the issues identified and can conduct the necessary repairs, ensuring they don’t fester into something much worse.
To find out more about our home buyers CCTV drain surveys in London, give us a call on 0800 955 7955.
How much does a pre-purchase drain survey cost in London?
Every property is different, and some drainage systems are more complex than others. With that said, it’s difficult to provide an exact figure for a home buyers CCTV drain survey.
Properties with larger drainage systems and wider drainpipes take longer to inspect than those with simple systems and shorter pipes, and often require specialist equipment – costing you more.
Labour costs in London and the South of England also tend to be more expensive than in other areas, and if engineers have to travel long distances to reach the property, you can expect to pay more to cover fuel costs.
The good news is that, here at ADS, we offer some of the most competitive rates for home buyers CCTV drain surveys in London – allowing you to purchase a property with confidence.
How do I book a home buyers drain survey?
Arranging a home buyers drain survey in London couldn’t be simpler.
All you need to do is contact the team at Certified Drain Surveys on 0800 955 7955, and we’ll arrange a time and date that suits you and the estate agents.
Usually, as the potential buyer, you will bear the cost of the survey. However, you’ll have the peace of mind that issues are identified effectively, and you can either negotiate a better price, pull out of the sale, or trust that the property’s drainage system is problem-free.