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Snagging

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.

 

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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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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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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We have recently completed a Major Works project on our block of flats with Southdown Surveyors. I am happy to advise that the whole process has been painless and successful.

The project commenced and continued with appropriate advice and guidance; from beginning to end. Progress meetings were frequent and helpful. The contractors work was appropriately inspected/supervised throughout and the scaffolding was down within days of contract completion. 

My previous experiences with major works projects were not happy ones with poor quality work, inadequate supervision and poor surveyor/contractor relationships and massive delays with scaffolding removals. 

On this occasion my fellow Directors and I felt we were fully consulted and advised on options and outcomes and delighted that we came in within a few pounds over budget.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Southdown Surveyors for Major Works projects.     

Director of local building

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