Home Buyers Drain Survey


Home Buyers CCTV Drain Surveys London

Buying a home is a costly and involved process which is why it’s so vital that prospective buyers are aware of any potential risks and faults with the drainage system before they commit to buy. Leaking drains for example, are responsible for subsidence in 40% of cases but, here at Accelerated Drain Services Ltd, our home buyer’s surveys give full visibility into the work that’s required.

What is a Home Buyers Drain Survey?

A home buyer’s drainage survey is where a camera is carefully inserted into the drain to assess its condition, depth and direction. It’s also used to ascertain drainage system ownership – be it private or water company, or a combination of the two – which is important information when buying a property. The survey will locate existing and potential problems in the drainage system – from minor maintenance work, such as blockages that can be easily dealt with to major faults that can be very disruptive, time-consuming and most of all costly. Serious drainage problems can cost thousands to repair, so a CCTV drainage survey, carried out by certified drainage surveyors, is critical.

The ADS team of surveyors will happily talk you through the process so you know exactly what’s to be expected from a home buyers CCTV drain survey. Our NADC (National Association of Drainage Contractors) qualified engineers and surveyors are fully trained and will provide a comprehensive report to explain their findings.

Arranging a home buyers drainage survey will give you the peace of mind that the drainage system is in good condition before you exchange contracts – saving you money on repairs and maintenance work once you’ve moved in.

Why have a Home Drain Survey carried out by ADS?

An ever increasing number of mortgage lenders, insurers and solicitors will request a home buyers CCTV drain survey as it provides vital information, such as drain mapping (outlining the drainage system location and components) and mis-connections which need rectifying before the problem gets worse.

Without a CCTV Drain Survey you won’t know what condition drains are in. A home buyers drain survey will provide a thorough assessment, highlighting if any repairs are required – they can also detect vermin or rat infestations too.

Contact Accelerated Drain Services

If you’d like to know more about our home buyers CCTV drain survey, please get in touch with us on 0208 594 7171 or drop us an email at info@london-drainage.co.uk. If you need a CCTV Drain Survey for your business premises, see our commercial CCTV drain surveys.

Here are some of the reasons to have a Home Buyers Drainage Survey carried out by a certified drainage surveyor from Accelerated Drain Services on a property you are buying or selling.

  1. Structural Condition Reporting/analysis
  2. Mis-connections identification and reporting
  3. Drainage system ownership - Private / Water Company
  4. Mapping - drawing to show drainage system locations and components
  5. Mortgage lenders may/will request a drain survey, the rance company may/will request a drain survey. These reports will satisfy all parties including solicitors for CON29DW's (Water Searches)
  6. Homebuyers may not be aware that a survey could provide all of the above information which is extremely important.
  7. Water company could be for-warned about defects on their asset, saving time and money on repairs and preventing the buyer from inheriting problems.
  8. Most RICS building surveyors do not carry the equipment to carry out an in-depth survey to a critical part of the structure, everything else can be properly inspected apart from the drainage system.
  9. Buyers are often left in the dark about the condition of drains which are often out of sight, out of mind and can often be in a very poor condition. 
  10. Insurance companies are often covering defective drainage as they are unaware of the true condition, a growing number now request a drain survey before offering cover.
  11. Detection of Vermin / Rat Infestation within the drainage system

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