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Snagging Reports

New Build Snagging Survey {Location} we understand that buying your new build home is a stressful process and recent news articles have made it even more worrying with regards faults to your new build home, the so called snagging process.

 

There are numerous cases available of this nor being the case all over the internet but here is a few

https://www.snagging.org/bbc-watchdog-persimmon-homes-again/

https://www.moneywise.co.uk/scams-rip-offs/fight-your-rights/our-dream-new-home-has-been-ruined

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-44879858



Unfortunately, some surveys suggest that more than half of new-build homes are problematic. Obtain a snagging list from our professional surveyors to ensure your developer repairs all your new home’s defects in time for your arrival.

 

The average new build has between 50 and 150 defects, which range from untidy paint finishes to uneven floors and faulty wiring. The developer should complete any outstanding works before you move in, but they’re often slow or unwilling to act after receiving payment for the property.

 

The best time to have your snagging inspection is approx 1 week before completion. Not only is this arrangement more convenient for you to account for the least disruption (especially if major issues are found), it is also easier for the site to work from one comprehensive snagging list rather than you raising issues over several months.

 

The timescale builders require a snagging list from you varies from just a couple of days to a few months. If you have bought through a large developer such as Bovis, Persimmon, Barratt, Bellway, Bloor, Taylor Wimpey, Redrow (etc) we recommend that it is carried out during the first 2 months. giving you some sway before you submit your customer satisfaction survey.

 

Our surveys are carried out by qualified experienced building professionals and surveyors using the latest equipment, a wide range of building regulations and construction knowledge.

 

Our Snagging Inspection will include the following checks on your new-build property:

  • ​During your snagging survey your dedicated professional snagger will check your new-build property thoroughly, including:
  • ​​plaster and paintwork
  • thermal imaging of radiators
  • soil quality test
  • birds-eye camera inspection of roof and guttering
  • garage and groundwork
  • loft inspection
  • electrical test on sockets


  • plumbing tests to inspect for leaks
  • heating system check
  • level flooring, square walls and flat ceiling inspection
  • poor workmanship with brickwork, fenestration etc
  • joinery issues such as doors, staircases etc
  • fire safety measures