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Snagging Inspection

Newly-built or converted properties are known for minor defects or “snags” caused by poor workmanship or equipment. A snagging survey also known as snagging list or snagging inspection is a report prepared prior to completion. The purpose of a snagging list is to identify defects in your home for your house builder to fix.

The final checklist before completion

Newly-built or converted properties are known for minor defects or “snags” caused by poor workmanship or equipment. A snagging survey also known as snagging list or snagging inspection is a report prepared prior to completion. The purpose of a snagging list is to identify defects in your home for your house builder to fix.

I have many years of combined experience in Snagging Surveys and have inspected hundreds of properties over the years. We ensure that your move into your new home is coupled with the peace of mind that a highly qualified and independent company has checked the property.

A snagging survey could save yourself thousands of pounds by identifying snags in your property. If these snags are not identified then you could end up with a problem property. On average twenty snags are found for a house or flat, sometimes many more.

A snag can be a small defect or problem that remains after the building work has been completed on the property. It is typically something that is damaged or broken; not fitted properly or looks unfinished. It can also include more major defects like faulty sockets, major cracks and even major structural issues.

Snagging Survey Summary

We inspect the property internally in detail, within every room and will include roof spaces or outbuildings if specifically part of the property. We can provide a snagging survey, prior or after purchase, usually prior.

Once the snagging survey has been issued, we remain available to provide you with ongoing support & advice and further inspections if needed. We only work for the purchasers of new build homes and not for house builders to avoid any conflict of interest.

If you are considering instructing a Snagging Inspection, please do get in touch and email us at info@stonesurvey.com or call 0203 355 5045.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How detailed is a snagging inspection?

    A snagging inspection is designed to thoroughly inspect the finish of a new build property and to provide a photographic report to pass to the builders to rectify any issues.

  • When do I need to have this done?

    This usually would be carried out prior to exchange of contracts.

  • Can I do a snagging inspection myself?

    Yes, however it is generally advisable to ask a professional survey to do this for you who is independent and impartial.

  • Do surveyors flush toilets?

    The surveyor will carry out a visual inspection of these installations. They will check things like light switches, plug sockets, extraction fans, run taps and flush toilets.

  • Will a surveyor move furniture?

    It involves a non-intrusive, visual inspection of the condition of the property to highlight any defects. To put the extent of the inspection into perspective, the surveyor will not lift up floorboards or carpets or move furniture.

  • Do you need to tidy house for survey?

    You should clear away any clutter around your home as this will make it easier for the surveyor to inspect your property. This includes decluttering your possessions such as ornaments and plants from key areas that your surveyor will need to assess such as fireplaces and window sills.

  • Do surveyors take photos?

    Yes. Most surveyors to take photographs – front and rear of the property, a street scene, and kitchen and bathroom. Most surveyors would also take a garden photo but if necessary, some other photos may be taken as a photographic record.

  • Do surveyors check water?

    Services. Electricity, to check meter type, general condition of fittings, test certificate. Gas, to check meter type, general condition of fittings, test certificate. Water, including rising main, stop tap, pipe material, storage tanks.

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