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Buy With Confidence, Get a Home Buyer Drainage Survey

Homebuyer drain surveys are recommended ahead of purchasing a property to uncover any potential drainage issues such as cracked, defective or leaky pipework, evidence of blockages or tree root damage and other expensive issues. Carried out pre-purchase, our CCTV surveys are also popular with sellers who are then able to sell with confidence and assure the buyer that any problems are resolved or highlighted.

Arrange a Home Buyers’ Drain Survey

CCTV drainage footage is useful when weighing up the purchase of a property. It is possible to uncover potential problems, to either negotiate a better price, pull out of the purchase, or even just to have confidence that the drainage system is problem-free. For a homebuyers drain survey, a Drain Doctor engineer will visit the property with the latest waterproof push rod cameras to feed through the system to assess any obstructed or damaged pipes before compiling an industry standard report.

What to expect from a pre-purchase CCTV survey:

  • Establish Drainage Conditions
  • Detailed Report on the Findings
  • Provide Expert Insight
  • Help Clients Purchase With Confidence
  • Sell Property Faster
  • High Tech Equipment
  • Professional Drainage Engineer Onsite

Purchasing property is stressful enough without unforeseen drainage problems. Get a better understanding of a property’s sewage and drainage infrastructure quickly and unobtrusively by using our CCTV drainage survey services.


Benefits of Pre-Purchase CCTV Drain Surveys

The CCTV inspection survey itself involves investigating a property’s drainage as a whole but is not just useful for finding damage or drainage issues. All of the information uncovered in the home buyer drain survey is useful to have during the purchase process, either to negotiate a better price, or to plan the works required ready to move into the property.

Pre-Purchase Report Information

The information compiled in a CCTV drainage report may help buyers and sellers get a property sale over the line, but Drain Doctor also compile useful insights into the drainage system.

Drainage System Responsibility

The CCTV drainage report will ascertain who is responsible for the drainage and sewage systems around the property, something not considered until a drainage problem such as a leak or blocked drain occurs. Much like a property boundary report, the insight from a CCTV drainage inspection will help you avoid confusion, neighbour disputes and legal problems.

Drain Mapping

Our pre-purchase drain survey will include a map of the drainage and sewage system, which will save the expense of investigating this if any urgent repairs are required. It’s also beneficial to have this information in case you sell the property in the future.

Detailed Reporting

Using state of the art CCTV drainage cameras, Drain Doctor customers will receive a detailed report, inclusive of images and video from the CCTV survey equipment. The details collated are useful to refer to when selling or purchasing a property and our engineers will be happy to explain any drainage faults and highlight the remedial work required.

Uncover Loose or Damaged Connections

Without CCTV drainage footage, homebuyers may not be aware of any pipes not connected properly that could lead to leaks and incorrect flow levels. A pre-purchase survey will identify and report any such issues before they worsen. Pre-purchase reports are even useful for new build properties, and we are often called by home builders to ensure the drainage is up to the expected standards.


Four Reasons to Undertake a Pre-Purchase Drain Survey

  1. Mortgages. Lenders may request a drain survey before agreeing to a loan, especially in areas with a history of drainage problems. Drain Doctor pre-purchase drainage surveys are detailed and designed to meet industry standards.
  2. Identify issues to be resolved before a purchase. A CCTV camera inspection will flag any drainage issues before you become the homeowner and responsible for covering any costs.
  3. Detailed drainage report. A generic property report won’t flag any drainage issues unless they are glaringly obvious and the inspector will not have the tools to access the drains and assess them.
  4. Insurance. Some companies may not offer insurance on properties where drainage issues are found at a later date, while some insurers offer discounted rates on homes or properties where a drainage survey has been carried out and the drainage has proven to be faultless.

At Drain Doctor, we provide a complete range of CCTV drain surveys. Whether you need a homebuyer’s drain survey, or you want to understand the specifics of your drainage issues, our local engineers are here to help.

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