We’ll arrange for one of our friendly and experienced field engineers to visit the property at a time and date that suits you. On arrival, we will undertake a complete investigation of all areas of the property’s drainage system that we can access and observe. We will compile a report along with our conclusions and recommendations and provide that to you shortly after the survey has been undertaken.
If the report shows no problems or defects, then that is great news.
The whole reason for doing a pre-purchase drain survey is to ensure that the home buyer knows exactly what they are getting when they buy the house. When we do a homebuyer survey, we are unlikely to find anything that would stop the sale of a property, because all drain defects can be fixed.
In the event we do discover and potential problems will give recommendations and costs for any drain repairs along with the pre-purchase survey report, so at the very least you can negotiate with the seller to take the cost off the asking price.
Many of the problems with the drains may be covered by the current seller’s house insurance, so they could still make a claim. This could potentially slow down the house move, but if their insurer agrees to pay for the repairs, they can actually be done after the sale has gone through.
You can, of course, come back and seek further clarity or ask any follow-up questions. We are here to help.