At the end of the day, the choice is yours. There is no legal requirement for a new build inspection to be undertaken. However, for first-time buyers especially, wouldn’t you like to be confident in your purchase?
A new home inspection identifies any defects that the property may have and gives you a suitable amount of time to contact the housebuilder to fix them. But, why should you hire a team of professional snaggers for a new build inspection? Find out more here from Home Snagging UK.
Won’t the Property Already Get Checked For Faults?
You might think that a new build inspection is unnecessary, as it should have already passed building regulations and comes with a structural warranty.
Before you finalise the sale, it is your home builder’s job to inspect the property, however, it is unlikely they will find everything.
Why Should You Get a New Build Inspection?
A buyer may be convinced to purchase a newly built home as they anticipate that there will be no issues. Surely, a new build will not have the same defects found in older homes, such as worn-out plumbing or electrical systems or even minor cosmetic imperfections.
However, despite being brand new, a home can still have problems; in some cases, problems are a direct result of the house being under construction. Hence, a new build inspection can spot these mistakes before the final purchase is undergone.
In some instances, contractors work too quickly; they may only use the bare minimum of code when building. Additionally, businesses typically subcontract out tasks to a wide range of suppliers whose expertise and diligence may differ greatly. In addition to all of that, mistakes occasionally just happen.
So, a new build inspection can help address certain issues through a thorough home inspection checklist. A team of professional snaggers can look at both exterior and interior defects.
What Are Some Common New Build Issues?
Outdoor issues can include:
- Incorrect siding
- Gaps in the decking and patio
- Driveway and other paving cracks
- Drainage issues
Indoor snagging issues include:
- Cracks in drywall
- Sticking doors
- Flooring defects
What is a Snagging List?
This refers to a list that the professional snaggers will create throughout a new build inspection. The snagging list will identify the defects spotted that can be passed onto the housebuilder to fix.
The report will highlight any issues through the property that fail to meet warranty standards and any works that are outstanding. Find out more about what a snagging list is on our previous blog.
Home Snagging UK
Here at Home Snagging, our team of professional snaggers pay attention to the smallest of details. With experience in building houses, we know the tricks of the trade and have our own inspection process to ensure housebuilders are not trying to deceive you. Especially first-time buyers. That’s why our new build inspection and snagging survey is ideal for you! You want to be 100% certain of the price you are paying and that’s why Home Snagging is here to help!
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