What is Snagging?

You might think buying a new build guarantees a flawless home. However, as Channel 4 Dispatches discovered in their program: Britain's New Build Scandal. Sadly this can be far from true.  However, our extensive reports do this for you, putting you in the driving seat, and give you peace of mind in your new home.

Snagging is the methodical process of checking a property for defects, poor workmanship and issues that would fail building regulations. Almost anything can be snagged during a snagging survey. A snagging inspector will look for anything broken or damaged, check how well fixtures and fittings have been installed, and assess the quality of decorating finish. Examples of snags can be found here. A typical new home in the UK will return over 100 snags as most developments are built on mass and to tight timelines.

A snagging survey  would normally be completed by a snagging inspector on behalf of the property owners. Once completed a snagging report is published to the home owners and site manager. The building developer would then fix the issues found in the report. Done properly it should take between 3-4 hours to inspect the average UK home. However, this would depend on the quality of finish in the property and the care taken during construction. 

 

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