With the announcement of the easing of the stamp duty in the UK earlier this year, the housing market saw a massive boom once lockdown restrictions eased. People were (and still are) buying and selling properties quickly in order to benefit from the ease - which is due to finish in March 2021.
With this rush to find a new property and get locked in as soon as possible, many new homeowners may have forgotten to do due diligence on the house they were buying. Which is why, at Drainsmart, we encourage homeowners and those purchasing a property in particular, look into a CCTV drain survey.
What is a CCTV Drain Survey in London?
Using cameras, drainage engineers will inspect your drain network at the property and be able to ascertain whether there are any issues. Common issues which are found from a CCTV drain survey include:
Damage to pipework
Once the footage has been inspected by experienced team members, they can discuss with you if any further measures are needed.
Why bother with a CCTV drain survey?
Peace of mind. Buying a house is a very stressful time and can often include numerous “surprises” along the way. Unexpected costs can occur for things like solicitors, estate agents, surveys, and the list goes on and on. For an agreed price, Drainsmart (as an experienced London drainage company) can arrange to visit the property you are purchasing and perform an inspection. This way, any potential problems can be identified beforehand and then agreed as to whose responsibility it will be to get them fixed before contracts are exchanged.
In some cases, vendors may be willing to reduce the purchase price in order to give the buyer the budget to get it fixed later.
If you are looking to move house in London or the surrounding areas, get in touch with the friendly Drainsmart team to book a CCTV drain survey for the new property. We will be happy to help.