New Build Inspections
If you are purchasing a new build property it is always advisable to instruct a professional surveyor to complete a snagging survey. A snagging survey (sometimes know as a new build inspection survey) is an inspection specifically for new build properties with the aim of identifying any minor or major faults that may need rectifying prior to completion of the sale.
Why is this so important? With the increasing demand for new housing, developers and builders are under immense pressure to construct new houses quickly and as economically as possible. This has led to an increase in issues with new homes and unfinished work that then becomes the new homeowners issue. A snagging survey is there to prevent this from happening. Organising a survey pre purchase ensures there are no hidden surprises or potential issues waiting for you when you move in.
Our experienced surveyors will inspect the internal and external areas of the property and identify all major and minor defects. It is recommended to have these surveys completed before you move in as it provides you with time and space to discuss and negotiate with your builder or developer. Snagging surveys however can usually be completed within 2 years of your warranty date (always check this timeframe with your developer though as timescales may vary).
Southdown Surveyors is an independent surveying practice based in Eastbourne. Our team of RICS accredited surveyors work across Hastings and the surrounding county of East Sussex. We work with residents and businesses, providing a range of high quality property services that include snagging inspections and surveys.
Our snagging surveys will highlight large and small defects. Whether that is a dripping tap or costly subsidence. Within 5 days of the inspection you will receive your comprehensive snagging report, detailing specific technical information regarding your property's construction. We are happy to supply a copy of your report to your property builder or developer if requested. Our service continues after receipt of your report with our surveyor on-hand to answer any questions you may have.
Snagging Survey Fees
If you would like a FREE quote for a snagging survey by Southdown Surveyors please contact our offices on 01323 739183. Alternatively, you can use our online form at the top of this page and we will email a quote for you to consider.