The last thing you want is to buy a property, only to find out there’s trouble with the heating system. With a central heating survey (also known as the homebuyer’s or pre-purchase central heating survey), you’ll know what you’re getting before you buy. We perform a visual assessment of your system and provide a report detailing its condition and ability to meet your hot water needs. In the event that changes or upgrades are needed, estimate costs are provided.
Customers sometimes use this information to negotiate a reduction in the sale price of a property they’re buying to offset the cost of these changes.
We’ll look for visible signs of existing and potential issues, e.g. if a radiator’s too small to reliably heat a room, evidence of water leaks or corrosion etc. All of our gas engineers are Gas Safe registered, making them fully qualified to perform these checks on your behalf.
A central heating survey is a visual inspection, and no physical checks or changes will be made. If physical checks are needed or you have heating or hot water issues, we recommend booking in a reactive visit instead at the half-hour rate (one-hour minimum).