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Why arrange a home buyers’ drain survey?

Buying a new property can be stressful at the best of times, without unexpected drainage problems occurring. Our CCTV drain surveys can be used to inspect the drainage system of a property, to assess its condition and functionality. It is recommended that home buyers arrange a drain survey prior to purchasing a property, to avoid unexpected issues, and prove their system is in working order. This can then be used as a negotiation tool when purchasing the property, as well as potentially reducing insurance premiums. 

What is involved in a home buyers’ drain survey? 

A home buyer’s drain survey is an in-depth inspection of the drainage system for a property, prior to a home buyer purchasing it. It is performed using CCTV drain cameras which are expertly navigated throughout the network, to identify any potential problems which may arise. 

Our engineers will navigate the drainage system using rods and specialist CCTV cameras to identify any pre-existing or potential problems, and how best to deal with these. The equipment used is highly effective and produces accurate results, to best inform the home buyer of the condition of the overall system. This provides peace of mind that it is either already working properly, or that it needs specific work to be carried out, 

The key elements of a home buyer’s drain survey involve the following:

Inspection of the drainage system

A detailed examination of the whole system will be undertaken by one of our knowledgeable engineers. Specialist equipment is used to review the condition of the pipes, drains and sewers.

Identification of faults

The overall purpose of a home buyers’ drain survey is to identify any potential problems or hazards within the system, with the aim to get them rectified prior to purchase. Issues may include blockages, leaks, cracks, faulty pipes, tree root intrusion and other damages. Finding these things early can prevent costly repairs later down the line. It can also help the home buyer make an informed decision regarding the overall condition of the property. 

Full report provided 

Upon completion, our engineers will provide a full findings report. This will include information about the current state of the drainage system, any identified problems, and recommendations for necessary repairs or maintenance.

Negotiation tool

An important part of the home buyer’s drainage survey is providing a negotiation tool for those looking to purchase a new property. If significant drainage issues are discovered, the buyer can discuss possible solutions with the seller, such as repairs or adjustments to the sale price.

What are the benefits of having a home buyer's drain survey?

A home buyers’ drain survey, also known as a pre-purchase drain survey or drainage inspection, involves an in-depth review and assessment of the drainage system of a property before a potential buyer decides to purchase. 

  1. A home buyers’ drain survey helps to identify any pre-existing problems with the system, which may cause issues for the potential buyer. This can include occurrences such as blockages, leaks, cracks, or structural damage.

  1. Identifying potential drainage problems prior to moving into a new property can save money in the long run. If early signs of blockages or malfunctions are detected, they can be fixed before they progress to a more disruptive level.

  1. Drain surveys provide leverage for buyers, if issues within the system have been found. They can negotiate to have the necessary repairs done, or alter the sale price of the property. 

  1. It provides evidence of sufficient maintenance to insurers. This ensures that the property is fully insured, and proof is obtained as to the quality of the drainage system. In addition, it could help home buyers to secure a better insurance rate. The report will also provide evidence of compliance with local rules and regulations. 

To arrange your CCTV drain survey, call our team today on 0121 461 4861.

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