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Snagging
East Sussex

Southdown Surveyors is a practice of chartered surveyors and building consultants based in Eastbourne.
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Snagging is the process of identifying defects or unfinished work, usually on new homes and new properties.

 

Snagging Surveys in East Sussex

At Southdown Surveyors, we have many years of experience in inspecting new homes and an in-depth knowledge of the snagging process.

New builds commonly suffer from defects with developers working to extremely tight deadlines, making snagging inspections increasingly worthwhile to help ensure home buyers receive the highest level of workmanship. As experienced Chartered Surveyors we are able to identify faults, both traditional in nature (like subsidence) to the more subtle faults (like leaking showers).

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The Snagging Process

Snagging should ideally be carried out prior to legal completion, allowing the builder more time to rectify snags before your moving date. However, snagging can normally be carried out within the first 2 years of the warranty date, it simply means any issues that arise will need to be rectified around you and your furniture. Please check the warranty or developer’s terms and conditions as these may differ.

 

We will provide you with a professional Snagging Report which will highlight any minor or major defects, whilst outlining technical information on the construction of your property.

Our Chartered Surveyors can undertake snagging inspections quickly and our reports are issued within 5 working days of the inspection. A copy of the report will be sent to you and another directly to the builder, if you wish. Following the report, our Chartered Surveyors will be available to provide ongoing advice and support when you need it.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more information on snagging inspections or snagging reports, Southdown Surveyors would be happy to help. Our highly professional team calls on years of experience in the industry – you can count on us for expert reports and advice.

Call us today on 01323 739183 to get through to a friendly member of the team or email us at info@southdownsurveyors.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Kind Words...

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My wife and I used Southdown Surveyors during a recent potential house purchase. We had agreed a price on an older, character property and felt it best to fully assess the area and the property. We are both mightily pleased we engaged Southdown’s help as they flagged up some very serious, unseen defects in the property. As inexperienced first time buyers we would have been left having bought a seriously defective property with largely no sell on value and a huge bill simply to make habitable.

Southdown Surveyors were extremely professional, diligent and very helpful. They provide a thoroughly detailed breakdown of the property they survey, from little things like nearby trees that might invalidate house insurance to highly detailed information on the structure and wellbeing of the property.

I think in some cases there might be a tendency on the house buyer’s end to avoid engaging a full survey but with what we have experienced I would strongly advise anyone looking to buy a property to engage a thorough, proper survey. The outlay in doing so is relatively minimal and when you are making such a large financial, and life investment, having professionals on your side, and ones who will help you as Southdown Surveyors did for us, is absolutely invaluable.

Mr H

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