Home Buyers Drain Surveys

Just like a normal RICS home buyers survey or a full building survey carried out by a chartered surveyor, a home buyers drain survey is designed to assess the state of the drains and detect any potential drainage problems prior to purchase of a property. Buying a home is already stressful enough, a pre-purchase drain survey will help uncover any potential drainage problems before they become a bigger issue.

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Why is a Home Buyers Drain Survey Important?

Nobody wants to purchase a new house only to discover they have a drainage problem which could potentially be costly to repair.

Whilst a surveyors report is a necessary step in the house buying process these days, surveyor’s lack the necessary equipment to be able to assess the full condition of a properties drainage system.

Our specialist pre-purchase drainage surveys will give you added peace of mind that your drainage system is in full-working order prior to completing on your property purchase.

Our home buyers surveys will help identify issues such as blockages, pipe fractures, collapsed pipes, root ingress, displaced joints, leaks and more.

Ready to book your home buyers drainage survey? Contact our professional team today!

Home Buyers Drain Survey

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A Professional Pre-Purchase Drain Survey Could Save You Thousands

Hidden drainage problems can be expensive to fix, you’re already investing hundreds of thousands of pounds in your new property so it only makes sense to find out as much as possible before you exchange contracts.

Whilst you might think the home buyers survey you’ve just spent several hundred pounds on will cover the drains, building surveyors don’t carry the equipment required to conduct a thorough investigation of the condition of your drainage system. They might lift the manhole cover and have a quick peek inside, but more often than not, that’s as good as it gets.

Whether you’re purchasing an older property, or even a new build home—you’d be amazed at just how many drainage issues we’ve uncovered on brand new properties!—a home buyers drain survey can prove to be an excellent negotiating tool. If we do uncover problems with the drainage system, you can use our report to go back to the seller to request a repair or a reduction in the sales price.

Whilst the majority of pre-purchase drain inspections find no problems at all, the problems that we do find can sometimes run into the thousands of pounds to fix. So why risk it?

What's Included With a Home Buyers Drainage Survey?

Our home buyer drainage surveys are here to help you understand the condition of your drainage system, and let you know exactly what is going on underground. If there are no problems, you get peace of mind that your drainage system is in full-working order and you;re unlikely to have any expensive bills in the near future. If however, problems are identified, you will be able to discuss these with the seller and agree the way forward.

Our easy to understand reports include…

  • Drainage system ownership.
  • Structural condition of your drainage system.
  • Identify mis-connections and leaks.
  • Evidence of blockages and backed-up sewage.
  • Drainage map / site diagram showing the locations and components of your drainage system.
  • Digital copy of the CCTV footage so you can see the condition of the drains yourself.
  • Recommendations and costs for remedial work.
  • Our reports also satisfy all parties including solicitors, mortgage lenders and insurance companies for CON29DW’s (Water Searches).

Whilst it may seem that a pre-purchase home buyers drain survey is just another added expense, it can be one of the most valuable parts of the surveying process and should not be overlooked. Defective drainage systems are often responsible for structural defects and subsidence which can be avoided if the problem is located and resolved in time.