Despite the best efforts of your builder every property has minor or major issues, this is why we recommend a Snagging report is undertaken prior to the purchase of every new home.

Snagging is the process of identifying defects or unfinished work, usually on new homes and new properties.

We have many years of experience inspecting new homes and an in-depth knowledge of the snagging process. New builds commonly suffer from defects with developers working to extremely tight deadlines, making snagging inspections increasingly worthwhile to help ensure home buyers receive the highest level of workmanship.

As experienced Chartered Surveyors we survey to pick up everything from minor issues such as a door not shutting properly right through to major structural problems.

You should ideally have the snagging survey done in the period between building work being finished and your legal completion date, so the developer has time to fix any snags before you move in.

Technically a snagging survey can be carried out at any time during the first two years of living in a new build property but we’d always recommend that this is completed as soon as possible after moving in.

A copy of the report will be sent to you and another directly to the builder, if you wish. Following the report, our Chartered Surveyors will be available to provide ongoing advice and support when you need it.

To learn more download A Brief Guide to New Home Snagging.

For further information, please contact Phil Pearcey.