Drainage Pre-Purchase

& Insurance Surveys

Your local specialists in drainage pre-purchase & insurance surveying.


Independent Drainage are specialists in insurance claim surveys, we have helped many homeowners get the cost of fixing their off-mains drainage problems covered by their building insurance. We will attend your property, gather and record the relevant evidence and produce a detailed report to exacting insurance industry standards. 

When buying a house with off mains drainage, it is advisable that the system is thoroughly checked. Our pre-purchase survey will ensure that the existing system are in good working condition, comply with the Environment Agency’s General Binding Rules so it should be trouble free for the foreseeable future. 

We are able to perform internal CCTV inspections of septic tanks and sewage treatment plants and, if required, the connecting drainage from the property. 


The Environment Agency states that if you sell your property, you must tell the new owner, in writing, that a sewage discharge is in place. Where properties with septic tanks that discharge directly to surface water are sold before 1 January 2020, responsibility for the replacement or upgrade of the existing treatment system should be addressed between the buyer and seller as a condition of sale. Whatever your needs with off mains drainage, Independent Drainage are able to help. Please call us or fill in the online enquiry form. 

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