What is a Snagging Survey?
Snagging is a term that refers to the practice of identifying unfinished work or potential defects on new homes and apartments. It is becoming increasingly common for new build properties to experience defects as property developers work to ever increasing tight deadlines. Snagging inspections have therefore become an important consideration for homebuyers, checking the levels of workmanship undertaken on their new properties.
Snagging with Southdown Surveyors
Our RICS accredited, chartered surveyors are highly experienced in carrying out snagging surveys in Bexhill and the surrounding county of East Sussex. Our surveyors regularly inspect new builds, identifying all range of faults, from subsidence to leaking taps. Within our comprehensive snagging report, minor and major issues will be outlined with technical information regarding your properties construction. Snagging inspections with Southdown Surveyors can be undertaken quickly, with reports being issued within 5 days of the inspection. Your builder will receive a copy if requested and our chartered surveyors are available following the report for any queries or advice.
When should a Snagging Inspection take place?
Ideally, a snagging inspection is carried out before completion however, it can normally be undertaken within the initial 2 years of the warranty date. The advantage of having the inspection prior to completion is the ability for builders to rectify any issues prior to you physically moving in - less disruption for you and your family. Warranty periods and developer terms and conditions vary so it's worth checking these details.
For more information on snagging surveys, or if you are simply unsure whether you even need a snagging inspection, contact our team today for some helpful advice. Southdown Surveyors are a professional team who call on many years of experience in the industry – you can rely on us for expert assistance with any of your snagging needs.