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Does COVID-19 Affect Home Buyers Decisions When Purchasing a New Home

We are all well aware of the risks that COVID-19 poses to our health, and this recognition is reshaping the way that Brits buy their homes. Home video tours, unaccompanied viewings, and mortgage applications in a virtual environment are a few of the ways that home buyers are limiting their direct contact with other people.

While the coronavirus plays havoc on our work and social lives, and virtual plays a greater role in the home buying process, homebuyers need to be vigilant. It is vital that these changing behaviours do not lead to serious long-term consequences.

Buying a home is a major investment, and those in the market for a new house should not overlook the drains’ condition. You can’t trust property owners to let you know a problem exists, and they may not even be aware that a problem exists. Mortgage companies still require a surveyor’s report. However, they do not have the equipment or experience to assess the full condition of drains.

Combine all of these issues, and homebuyers are suddenly in danger of buying a home with a potential problem.

 

Issues that affect residential drains

Residential drains are prone to various issues, including:

  • Blockages
  • Collapsed pipes
  • Fractures
  • Displaced joints
  • Leaks
  • Root intrusions
  • Rat and vermin infestations

 

A home buyers drain survey is the first line of defence. These can identify drainage problems that may cause damage to the property or lead to subsidence.

 

Homebuyers Drain Survey

A home buyer’s drain survey takes one hour to complete, and the drains can be cleaned at the same time, a process that only takes 45 minutes. Our home buyers drain survey report will give you an understanding of the condition of underground pipework that runs through and around the property.

The survey includes a full written pre-purchase report with a DVD camera survey, still images, a computerised drainage plan, and ownership identification. The report makes recommendations and shows the costs of any work, repairs, or maintenance that may be needed. This will help you avoid unexpected and costly repairs, and with insurance companies now requesting a drain survey before they will provide cover, it makes sense to instruct a survey.

Drain 247 has a team of fully licensed and insured drain surveyors undertaking MSCC5 compliant inspections throughout London and Hertfordshire. Don’t be left in the dark as COVID restrictions continue. Our local expertise will ensure you can make an informed home buying decision.

 

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If you’re looking for a reliable drainage services, then Drain 247 is the company for you. Get in Touch with us for a fixed price quote, call us on 0800 612 8038 or alternatively fill out our contact form for a quote.

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