Do I Need a Snagging Survey?
Snagging is the specialist term used by the construction industry which refers to identifying and solving defects. This process should only be undertaken by qualified experts.
A snagging report is most often used for new build properties, in particular those purchasing off-plan. It involves an inspection which identifies unfinished work or defects. Today there is a high demand for houses to be built quickly. This generally leads to more defects and issues occurring within new build homes.
Snagging reports have become a vital component for homebuyers to protect their investment when purchasing a new home.
What Does a Snagging Survey Involve?
At Southdown Surveyors, all of our chartered surveyors are fully accredited by RICS qualifications and are experienced in the snagging process. We cover all of East Sussex with our external and internal snagging service which always follows NHBC guidelines. We use the latest technology to identify all small and major faults, including:
- Build quality
- Loft space
- Standard of finishing in general
- Guttering and roofing
- Plastering, paintwork and tiling
- Levelling of ceilings, walls and floors
- Doors and windows
When Should the Inspection be Carried Out?
We recommend that snagging reports take place prior to completion so that you know exactly what you are investing your money on. However, if this is not possible, they can usually take place within 2 years of the warranty date (terms differ so it is worth checking these details). Then you can have any faults rectified without any disruption to you, prior to moving in.
What Happens After my Survey?
After we have identified the faults we will produce a comprehensive Photographic Snagging Report which can be passed onto your builder if needs be. All reports including the technical information regarding the construction of your property are issued within 5 days of the inspection takaing place.
Check out our full snagging survey FAQs.
Contact Southdown Surveyors
Contact our friendly team for any further advice you may need - we are more than happy to provide guidance around the whole snagging process.