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 which breaches building regulations or other laws.
Who needs a snagging survey or inspection?
Anyone buying a brand new house or flat should consider a snagging inspection. You could argue that if you’re spending anything from £150,000 to £1 million plus it’s crazy not to!
A snagging inspection can also be useful following an extension or major renovation project.
Also, 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.
Honestly now, is snagging really necessary?
Many experts will say that 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. So there’s more potential for things to go wrong.
The level of defects in new build property is pretty shocking. So it’s a very wise choice to get snagging inspection for your peace of mind and to find out that you got what you paid for.
In the report we cover a visual inspection of internal and external works carried out in your new home or flat typically looking at the listed areas below.