Smith Heritage Surveyors
About our Snagging Surveys
Did you know that the average new build has 157 defects?
When you move into a new-build home, you have what’s known as a snagging period – most often, this is two years from the date of completion. During this time, the property developer is responsible for rectifying any faults with the build of the property. You must provide the developer with a snagging list, often within the first two months, reporting all defects with the new build.
During a Snagging Survey, a chartered surveyor from Smith Heritage will conduct a thorough inspection of the property and provide an in-depth report detailing any faults found. It’s recommended that you arrange a Snagging Survey as soon as possible, either before or after you move in. This gives your developer plenty of time to fix any faults found – especially major structural defects – well within your warranty period.
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What’s included in a Snagging Survey?
- Thorough inspection of your property from a RICS chartered surveyor, including analysis of the structure, walls, finishes, fixtures and fittings
- Assessment of the property’s legalities, with any breaches of building regulations identified
- Comprehensive report detailing any faults found in your property and how they should be fixed
- Your surveyor will walk through your property with you after the survey to highlight faults found and answer any questions you have
- Smith Heritage Surveyors will liaise directly with your developer to report the survey’s findings and speed up the remedial process
Book a Snagging Survey
If you miss anything during your snagging period, the fault may not be covered by your warranty. A chartered surveyor has the knowledge and experience to identify all faults in your new build, from sinkage to a faulty door hinge. Your Smith Heritage Surveyor will inspect the property from top to bottom, including the main building, any outbuildings, driveway and garden.
Make the most of your snagging period and book your Snagging Survey today.
Snagging Survey case study
Smith Heritage Surveyors were hired to survey a number of new build properties as part of a group of local experts. Our surveys included an assessment of the pathology, defects and regulatory performance of these buildings.
The surveys highlighted multiple defects that needed to be rectified before the client took ownership, ensuring the property was safe to occupy.