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Pre Purchase Drain Survey Warwickshire | Home Buyer Survey Reports

Purchasing a new home? Thinking of upsizing or downsizing to a new property? Then a drainage pre purchase survey is vital! Not only can it identify things such as subsidence, blocked drains, collapsed drains, pipes breached by tree roots and a heavy build-up of fats and oils, it could also save you hundreds if not thousands of pounds. 


Our home buyer drainage survey reports regularly identify issues such as:


Collapsed drains

Tree root ingress


Causes and extent of leaks/bursts in pipes

Corrosion and wear and tear

Animal intrusion

Evidence of displacement or poor installation

Drain CCTV Surveys 


Why should you have a pre purchase drain survey?

Pre-purchase surveys of drainage systems

Subsidence investigations

Detection of blockages

Identifying issues with your drain pipes

Identifying rat infestations

Identifying structural damage


With over 20 years of experience, our team can identify and fix any issue with both domestic and commercial drains. We offer a personal service, taking the time to explain the problem and carrying out the work with as little disturbance as possible. You can count on us to clean up the site once the work is complete. Get in touch with us to schedule a survey of your drains.   

Issues located below ground often aren’t seen at a first glance and are usually the things that will most likely end up costing the most amount of money to repair.


We complete hundreds of pre purchase survey reports each year so naturally our engineers have a vast range of experience when it comes to identifying any potential issues. For each survey we conduct a full written report is completed and supplied to the potential buyers.


Our home buyer survey reports cover all aspects of the drainage system within the property and identify drain manhole covers, rodding access points, the layout of the pipes and who’s responsible for certain areas.


This information comes in handy for those times when your drains become blocked and you need to rapidly locate the nearest rodding access point, if you’re planning an extension and need to identify the exact location of the pipes before excavating for footings and for those times when costly repairs may be involved and there’s an area of uncertainty when it comes to accepting responsibility between the property owner, the neighbouring properties and the service utilities provider.


By completing a pre purchase drain survey it can also potential save you money by identifying any issues before the contracts have been exchanged. For example, if we locate an area of collapsed pipes which could range anywhere between £500 - £5000 to replace, this can be highlighted before the exchange is complete and may leave you in a stronger position to negotiate a discounted sale rate before it’s too late.


It’s also extremely beneficial to identify any subsidence issues before completing on your new home and this can be one of the costliest repairs and if not highlighted sufficiently when the checks are being carried out by surveyors, one that may prove probable when it comes to negotiations liability with your insurance providers.

Our home buyer drain survey reports can also identify...

Drain Fractures / Tree Root Breach

A drain survey alerts you to any potential problems, such as structural issues (fractures or collapse), root ingress or blockages. Our CCTV surveys are suitable for any type of property — residential, commercial, industrial or infrastructure such as roads, rail, utility, etc. Our services may well help you to avert a drainage disaster in the future.


Rats infestations

SmartDrain UK provide detailed CCTV surveys to look for and identify broken or displaced pipework that allows access for rats into a property.  Sorting the fact from fiction, it is very unusual for rats to access a property via the toilet bowl.  Rats do damage soft plastic pipework and can cause problems and damage by eating through the pipework.  More often than not any access via damaged or displaced pipework can be rectified by a simple patch liner being applied to the hole or displaced joint which stops access for the vermin.

Drainage Ownership

If an issue occurs with your drainage system you'll find yourself asking, who's responsible for the costs? Our pre purchase drain surveys come complete with information on who's liable for each section of drainage, whether it be you, your neighbour or the service utilities provider. 

How can I book a pre purchase home buyer survey report?

So, if you find yourself in need of a pre purchase drain survey contact us today and we’ll ensure:



  • An appointment is created for you and that we can answer any questions / queries you may have.

  • Your dedicated Smart Drain UK engineer turns up on time at the location of your proposed new property.

  • That our engineers carry out a thorough inspection of your drainage system by utilising our latest state of the art CCTV camera system.

  • Whilst carrying out the inspection we can provide real time footage of your drains which you’ll be able to view. If any issues such as collapsed drains, blockages or tree roots are breaching through the pipes we’ll identify these immediately and include them in the report.

  • Your dedicated engineer will then compile the report which will include all of the findings. Any suggested works will be highlighted and recommended complete with any associated costs that these may incur. We’ll leave you with a copy and will make sure we’re on hand to carry out any repair works (should you require them and if you’ve requested us to do so). A drain survey has many advantages, but perhaps the most important is that it allows you to respond to existing issues and plan ahead to prevent future ones. In the long term, this helps to save you money – and frustration. 

Areas we provide home buyer drain survey reports in....

Our head office is centrally located in Rugby, Warwickshire but we provide services across England. Specifically in Warwickshire we cover pre purchase drain surveys in the following areas, if your area isn't listed please feel free to give us a call as we have engineers located throughout the country so still may be able to accommodate you:

  • Abbot's Salford 

  • Admington 

  • Alcester 

  • Alderminster 

  • Alvecote 

  • Alveston 

  • Ansley 

  • Ansty 

  • Ardens Grafton

  • Armscote 

  • Arrow 

  • Ascott 

  • Ashorne

  • Ashow

  • Astley

  • Aston Cantlow

  • Atherstone

  • Atherstone on Stour

  • Attleborough

  • Austrey

  • Avon Dassett

  • Baddesley Ensor

  • Baginton

  • Barcheston

  • Barford

  • Barnacle

  • Barton

  • Barton-on-the-Heath

  • Bascote

  • Baxterley

  • Bearley

  • Beaudesert

  • Beausale

  • Bedworth

  • Bentley

  • Bidford-on-Avon

  • Billesley

  • Bilton

  • Binton

  • Birdingbury

  • Bishop's Itchington

  • Bishop's Tachbrook

  • Blackwell

  • Bourton on Dunsmore

  • Brandon

  • Bretford

  • Brinklow

  • Broadwell

  • Broom

  • Bubbenhall

  • Budbrooke

  • Bulkington

  • Burmington

  • Burton Green

  • Burton Hastings

  • Butlers Marston

  • Caldecote

  • Castle End

  • Chadshunt

  • Chapel End

  • Charlecote

  • Cherington

  • Chesterton Green

  • Chilvers Coton

  • Church End

  • Church Lawford

  • Churchover

  • Claverdon

  • Clifford Chambers

  • Clifton upon Dunsmore

  • Coleshill

  • Collycroft

  • Combrook

  • Cookhill

  • Copston Magna

  • Corley

  • Corley Ash

  • Corley Moor

  • Coughton

  • Cubbington

  • Curdworth

  • Darlingscott

  • Dordon

  • Dorsington

  • Draycote

  • Dunchurch

  • Dunnington

  • Earlswood

  • Easenhall

  • Eathorpe

  • Edstone

  • Ettington

  • Exhall

  • Farnborough

  • Fenny Compton

  • Fillongley

  • Flecknoe

  • Frankton

  • Fulready

  • Galley Common

  • Gaydon

  • Goodyers End

  • Gorcott Hill

  • Grandborough

  • Great Alne

  • Great Wolford

  • Grendon

  • Grendon Common

  • Griff

  • Halford

  • Hampton Lucy

  • Hampton on the Hill

  • Harborough Magna

  • Harbury

  • Hartshill

  • Haseley

  • Haselor

  • Hatton

  • Henley-in-Arden

  • Hillmorton

  • Hockley Heath

  • Honiley

  • Honington

  • Hunningham

  • Hurley

  • Idlicote

  • Ilmington

  • Ingon

  • Iron Cross

  • Kenilworth

  • Kineton

  • King's Coughton

  • Kingsbury

  • Kingswood

  • Kites Hardwick

  • Knightcote

  • Ladbroke

  • Langley

  • Lapworth

  • Lea Marston

  • Leamington Hastings

  • Leek Wootton

  • Lighthorne

  • Little Alne

  • Little Compton

  • Little Kineton

  • Little Lawford

  • Little Wolford

  • Long Compton

  • Long Itchington

  • Long Lawford

  • Long Marston

  • Longbridge

  • Lower Brailes

  • Lower Quinton

  • Lower Shuckburgh

  • Lower Tysoe

  • Lowsonford

  • Loxley

  • Luddington

  • Mancetter

  • Mappleborough Green

  • Marston

  • Marton

  • Maxstoke

  • Middle Tysoe

  • Middleton

  • Monks Kirby

  • Moreton Morrell

  • Morton Bagot

  • Napton on the Hill

  • Neal's Green

  • Nether Whitacre

  • New Arley

  • Newbold on Avon

  • Newbold on Stour

  • Newbold Pacey

  • Newnham Paddox

  • Newton

  • Newton Regis

  • No Man's Heath

  • Northend

  • Norton Lindsey

  • Nuneaton

  • Nuthurst

  • Offchurch

  • Old Arley

  • Old Milverton

  • Oldberrow

  • Oldbury

  • Over Whitacre

  • Oversley Green

  • Oxhill

  • Pailton

  • Pillerton Hersey

  • Pillerton Priors

  • Pinley Green

  • Polesworth

  • Preston Bagot

  • Preston on Stour

  • Princethorpe

  • Priors Hardwick

  • Priors Marston

  • Radford Semele

  • Radway

  • Ratley

  • Red Hill

  • Ridge Lane

  • Rowington

  • Rowington Green

  • Royal Leamington Spa

  • Rugby

  • Ryton-on-Dunsmore

  • Salford Priors

  • Sambourne

  • Seckington

  • Sherbourne

  • Shilton

  • Shipston on Stour

  • Shottery

  • Shotteswell

  • Shrewley

  • Shustoke

  • Shuttington

  • Snitterfield

  • Southam

  • Stockingford

  • Stockton

  • Stonebridge

  • Stoneleigh

  • Stourton

  • Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Stretton under Fosse

  • Stretton-on-Dunsmore

  • Stretton-on-Fosse

  • Studley

  • Studley Common

  • Sutton-under-Brailes

  • Tanworth in Arden

  • Temple Grafton

  • Thurlaston

  • Tiddington

  • Tidmington

  • Tredington

  • Turner's Green

  • Ufton

  • Ullenhall

  • Upper Brailes

  • Upper Quinton

  • Upper Tysoe

  • Walcote

  • Walton

  • Wappenbury

  • Warmington

  • Warton

  • Warwick

  • Wasperton

  • Water Orton

  • Weddington

  • Weethley

  • Welford-on-Avon

  • Wellesbourne

  • Weston under Wetherley

  • Westwood Heath

  • Whatcote

  • Whichford

  • Whitnash

  • Willey

  • Willington

  • Willoughby

  • Wilmcote

  • Wimpstone

  • Winderton

  • Wishaw

  • Withybrook

  • Wixford

  • Wolfhampcote

  • Wolston

  • Wolverton

  • Wolvey

  • Wood End

  • Woolscott

  • Wootton Wawen

  • Wormleighton

  • Wroxhall

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