When moving into a brand new home, you’d expect everything to be perfect, but unfortunately, the chances are that it will not be, as a recent survey from Shelter pointed out that 51 per cent of new-build homes have major faults.
The best way to avoid falling victim to what is referred to as a ‘crisis in quality’ of new build homes, and end up in endless conflict with the housebuilders and developers is to order a snagging survey.
We have a look at what snagging is, and what an independent professional snagging company can do for you.
What Exactly is Snagging?
Snagging is a careful, detailed check of your newly built house or apartment to identify defects in the build.
A snagging inspection can:
- Identify anything which falls below good standards of workmanship.
- Identify anything which hasn’t been completed to the specification agreed.
- Identify anything that hasn’t been completed at all.
- Most importantly, it can identify work that breaches building regulations or other laws.
Who Needs a Snagging Report?
Anyone who has bought a new house or apartment should consider a snagging inspection. When the average house price in the UK is over £250,000, it would be wise to ensure everything is as it should be! It’s a good idea for property investors too, and anyone who has had an extension built.
If you’ve already moved in and are having snagging issues with your builder or developer then a professional snagging report can help give weight to your case.
Is Snagging Really Necessary?
Snagging is more important now than ever before. New house building is at record levels, and builders are under pressure to complete every house quickly, but there’s a shortage of many skilled trades, increasing the potential for things to go wrong.
If you’re looking for a new home snagging service, come and talk to us today!