While most people dream of buying a brand new home that nobody else has lived in, there are some important things to contemplate before you start the process. People who buy new builds still encounter the same problems as those who buy older properties, the only difference being that if you buy a new build you can have these problems fixed by the person who made them. By choosing to have a snagging inspection on your new build property, you can highlight any issues you come across that the developer will be held accountable to rectify. To learn more, keep reading.
What is a Snagging Survey?
A snagging survey is designed to highlight any issues with your new build property, whether it may be internal or external. A snagging survey aims to highlight the issues that may have been left undetected by the buyer or the developer, these could be things that breach regulations to the developer by leaving something unfinished or to a poor standard. To learn more about what you might find on a snagging list read our previous article.
Who is Responsible for Carrying Out a Snagging Survey?
A snagging inspection and survey should be carried out by an independent and experienced inspector. Therefore, it is important to find someone who has no ties to the developers or builders you are buying from as their loyalties may be compromised in the process.
What Happens During a Snagging Inspection?
A snagging inspection is an in-depth survey that can often take a few hours to complete fully depending on the size of your new property. At Home Snagging UK, we will check inside the home for any issues you may have missed. For example, we will also bring in equipment such as thermal imaging cameras. We do this to check your door’s windows and heating system for cold air ingress. We also check the outside of your new property from checking over brickwork to using our aerial photography to ensure the roof, gutters and windows are all included within our review.
The cost of your snagging inspection will be covered by the buyer of the property. Although if you are the buyer, you may be able to include this in the purchase contract depending on the developer. The developer’s job is to cover the expense of rectifying any snags found during the inspection or negotiation will be made between the developer and the buyer if the buyer is to rectify the snag themselves.
About Home Snagging UK
At Home Snagging, our experts have a keen eye and pay attention to the small details, meaning they often pick up on the snags that your property developer may have missed. Our snagging inspection service ensures that your new build home is built as you were promised, thanks to our training in defect prevention and consistent finish guides. With over 20 years of experience, we are a snagging company you can trust. Get in touch with our experts today by filling out our online enquiry form, or you can call us on 01302 961111.
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