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Home Buyers Drain Survey

Home Buyers Drain Survey London

Home Buyers Drain Survey in London



Moving house is listed as one of the most stressful times in your life and it's important to know as much information about the property you are purchasing as possible to avoid further stresses down the line. Booking a Home Buyers Drain Survey with Drainsmart is easy and efficient. Simply use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know the details.

When do you need a Home Buyers Drain Survey?

When buying a home, a drain survey may not always be needed but it is almost always recommended. If the property is older, or had issues in the past, it could come recommended that you have a drain survey to ensure your investment in the property is sound.

If you are using a mortgage to purchase your new home, your mortgage provider will need a survey to protect their investment. This is usually a general look at the house and outside areas (if applicable) but this won't cover an in-depth examination of your drains. When your home buyer survey is completed, however, the surveyor may make an additional recommendation to have the drains surveyed. And that's where Drainsmart comes in.

Choose Drainsmart for your Home Buyers Drain Survey

Drainsmart is a London-based company that specialises in Home Buyers Drain Surveys, CCTV Drain Surveys and Drain Repairs. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and peace of mind when it comes to their home’s drainage system.


Our team of experts has years of experience in the draining industry, and we aim to provide you with the best possible solution for any drainage-related issues.

Comments from Drainsmart customers

Below are some of the drain repairs reviews we have had from Drainsmart customers.

"Excellent customer service. Good communication and going the extra mile to keep client informed. work completed on time and site cleared and left immaculate. Would thoroughly recommend.”

Sue Brown, Drainage Services London

"Drainsmart arrived bang on time sending out two workmen who quickly assessed the situation and unblocked our drains they were efficient and very polite we would highly recommend them. No more baby wipes in this house."

Ellie Ruddy, Drain Repairs London

Frequently Asked Questions about Drain Surveys for Home Buyers

What is a home buyers drain survey?

A home buyer's drain survey is a detailed inspection of the property's drainage system carried out before purchase. It helps identify any potential issues with the pipes, ensuring peace of mind and potentially leading to better negotiating power or early detection of costly repairs.

What does a home buyer's drain survey involve?

CCTV camera inspection: A waterproof camera is inserted into the drains to visually assess their condition. Detailed report: The surveyor compiles a report documenting any problems found, like cracks, blockages, collapsed sections, or tree root intrusion. Location mapping: The survey maps the location and depth of the drains for future reference.

Why is a home buyer's drain survey important?

Unseen problems: Drains are hidden underground, making potential issues difficult to detect without a survey. Negotiation leverage: If the survey reveals problems, you can use it to negotiate a lower purchase price or request repairs from the seller. Peace of mind: Knowing the condition of the drainage system can avoid unexpected repair costs and inconveniences after moving in.

Is a home buyer's drain survey mandatory?

Not mandatory, but highly recommended, especially for older properties or those with signs of potential drainage issues. Some mortgage lenders might require it before approving your loan.

How much does a home buyer's drain survey in London cost?

The cost of a home buyer's drain survey in London from Drainsmart Ltd is around £250-£350 depending on the number of manholes required to access all of the drains. It could be more if it is a larger property. The best way to find out more about the cost of a home buyer's drain survey is to contact our friendly team at Drainsmart Ltd today. Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.

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