Snagging Surveys Battle

Snagging is the process of inspecting a new property to identify any minor or major defects and unfinished work.

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Snagging surveys are undertaken to determine whether there are any major or minor building defects on a new home.

Snagging Surveys for Properties in Battle and Sussex

Snagging surveys are undertaken to determine whether there are any defects (both minor and major) or unfinished building work on a new home.

If you are buying a new build home, especially those off-plan, snagging is an important consideration. The current demands on property developers and builders means increasing pressure is placed upon companies meeting extremely tight and rigid deadlines. This can often result in defects that without a snagging survey would not be identified.

At Southdown Surveyors we are finding that snagging reports are an increasingly popular service with the increase in new home builds. Give our offices a call today to see how we can help you! 

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime so it is important your investment is protected - a snagging inspection report offers you additional reassurance and allows issues to be resolved without you having to bear the cost.

Snagging survey battle

Professional Snagging Company

Southdown Surveyors are a team of chartered surveyors and building consultants. Well known in Battle and the area of East Sussex, our RICS accredited practice are highly skilled in snagging reports and surveys.

What is Assessed in a Snagging Survey?

During a snagging inspection our surveyors use the latest equipment and technology to identify any faults or work that is incomplete, including:

  • Build quality
  • Brickwork
  • Loft space
  • Standard of finishing in general
  • Guttering and roofing
  • Plastering, paintwork and tiling
  • Levelling of ceilings, walls and floors
  • Groundworks
  • Doors and windows

When Should I have a Survey Carried Out?

It is recommended that snagging surveys take place before completion on a new build, this simply means any defects identified can be rectified prior to you moving in. If this isn't possible then a snagging inspection can usually be undertaken within 2 years of the warranty date.

After Your Survey - What Happens Next?

A comprehensive photographic snagging report is then produced with a copy being provided to yourself and your builder (if requested), within 5 working days of the inspection. Your report will also contain technical information on the construction of your property. If you would like your dedicated building surveyor to revisit your property once your building developer has assessed and rectified any issues we are always happy to do so (a fixed fee applies).

For further details, please refer to our comprehensive FAQ section on snagging.

Buying a New Build Home? 

For further information or advice on snagging our team of professionals are available to help. Simply contact us using the form at the top of this page or call us on 01323 739183.

If you are purchasing a new home then some of our additional services may be of interest to you. We cover everything from building surveys, home buyers reports, party wall act advice and property valuations. Call our office on 01323 739183 and one of our team members will be more than happy to help or contact us using the form at the top of this page.

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