Buying a new home is one of the most expensive purchases many of us will make in our lifetimes. Whilst you have no doubt set aside funds for your conveyancing fees, homebuyers survey, and mortgage fees, many homebuyers neglect to include a budget for a comprehensive CCTV drain survey.
You may think that your RICS homebuyers survey that you’ve just paid several hundred pounds for will include an inspection of the condition of your properties drainage system, but the fact is, the majority of property surveyors lack the specialist equipment required to provide an in-depth drainage condition report.
Homebuyers surveys typically only focus on what’s above ground. Sure, they might lift a manhole and take a quick peek, or perhaps there’s an obvious sign of a drainage problem such as standing water somewhere on the property, but that’s about the extent of it.
Here at Flo-Well Drainage, we offer a complete range of CCTV drain inspection services to help uncover any current, or potential drainage problems, and provide you with a detailed report on the overall condition of your drainage system.
Hidden drainage problems can often be expensive to fix, and one of the more popular drain inspection services we provide is a homebuyers drainage survey (sometimes also referred to as a pre-purchase drain survey).
This in-depth survey will provide you with a detailed report and video footage showing the condition of your drainage system, and help uncover any potential problems such as blockages, or damage caused by earth movement or root ingress that will often worsen over time.
A HomeBuyers Drain Survey Could Potentially Save Your Thousands of Pounds
Drainage problems can often run into the thousands to fix, so a few hundred pounds spent now on a comprehensive survey, can help alleviate any potential headaches and stress in the future.
If no drainage defects are found, you have complete peace of mind knowing that your drains are in top condition and will likely provide you with many years of trouble-free use. If, however a defect, or potential defect is found, this will give you leverage to help either negotiate the purchase price of the property, or request that the seller fix the problem prior to exchanging contracts.
You might also think that a homebuyer drain survey is only needed for older properties, but you’d be amazed at how many times we’re asked to clear builders’ rubble from the drains of new-build homes!
What does a Pre-Purchase Drain Survey Include?
Our comprehensive pre-purchase drainage inspections provide you with a detailed report on the overall condition of your drainage system and include:
- Overall structural condition of the drainpipes
- Identify and misaligned joints and leaks
- Evidence of any blockages
- Evidence of any structural defects caused by root ingress
- Drainage system ownership
- Map showing the locations and components of your drain system.
- Digital copy of the CCTV footage so you can review the condition of your drains yourself.
- Recommendations and pricing for any remedial work to help keep your drain system in full-working order.
While you may think that a homebuyers drain survey is just another added expense, it can be one of the most valuable parts of the home buying process and should not be overlooked.
Book Your HomeBuyers CCTV Drain Survey Today
For more information, or to book a CCTV drain survey, please contact one of experienced and friendly team members today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your home purchase.