Morgan Sloane

New Build Snagging Surveys

New House Snagging Surveys

When buying a New Build House, although you might not feel it necessary to get a traditional survey such as a Home Buyer Report or Building Survey, it is prudent to have your new purchase examined by a professional who can offer independent, unbiased advice on the condition of your new home and the quality of the build.  To this end, a New Build Snagging Survey is the best option.

When purchasing a New Build House, you might not believe that it’s necessary to arrange a traditional survey such as a Home Buyer Report or Building Survey. However, it’s prudent to have your new purchase examined by a professional who can offer independent, unbiased advice on the condition of your new home and the quality of the build. With this in mind, a New Build Snagging Survey is the best option. 

What is a New Build Snagging Survey?


New Build Snagging Surveys are designed to identify any problems with a new-build property. Unlike a traditional house survey, a snagging survey should pick up everything from minor issues including doors not closing properly or untidy paint finished to more serious and structural issues. Once the survey has been completed the result will be a snagging list that will record the defects and enable you to have your new house finished to the appropriate standard. 

When should you do a New Build Snagging Survey? 


Usually, the best time for a snagging survey to be completed is before you exchange contracts with the developer and move into your new home. By doing this, developers should be able to remedy any problems raised in the snagging survey quickly and ideally before you move in. However, in some cases this is not possible as some developers will not allow snagging inspections before completion. If this is the case, you should get your survey done as soon as possible after this and no later than two years after your move in date. 

Do I need a New Build Snagging Survey? 


If you’re purchasing a new build property, it’s worth arranging New Build Snagging Survey. A snagging survey is a minor cost in comparison to the price of your new home and is certainly a wise investment to ensure peace of mind. You’ll be able to rest assured that your new build home is in top condition and ready for you to move into without any hiccups. 


Contact us today to get your new build snagging survey booked in.