If you are currently in the process of buying a new home, you might be thinking that everything is complete and that you can move into the new building property straight away. However, a new build isn’t always perfect when the developer hands you the keys. In most cases, you will always find that something hasn’t quite been finished yet. With a snagging list, you can highlight all the areas of your new property which will need some more attention.
What is a Snag?
A snag defines a defect in the property which will need to be repaired, usually, these are small jobs that have not been fully completed. For example, a door that hasn’t been fitted properly or missing areas of the skirting board. Alternatively, a snag could also refer to poor workmanship, such as a loose toilet or a cracked tile.
Anything relating to the house being unfinished can be referred to as a snag. If you have bought a property that has been deemed finished by the developer but looks a bit shabby to you and the developer refuses to put things right, it is time to call professional property surveyors.
What is a Snagging List?
A snagging list is a form of documentation that is pieced together either by the developer or someone who is acting on behalf of the buyer, such as a solicitor. The document will detail all the snags which are still to be repaired on the property. The snagging list is often produced when a representative from the developer showcases the property to the buyer shortly before completion. Don’t be shy and point out everything you notice about the property.
Shortly after you will receive a copy of the snagging list, where you can either agree or add more things that you have noticed or the professional who is acting on your behalf has noticed.
When to Put the Snagging List Together
Each housing developer will have their process when it comes to allowing you to see the house before completion. They will often give you an appointment a few weeks before it is complete to show you around the property. During this appointment you will have the opportunity to raise any issues you have noticed with them, it is important to be as fussy as possible at this point if anything falls below your standards. Remember it is always more difficult to get repairs done once you have moved into the property.
About Home Snagging
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 reports ensure 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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