This is extremely beneficial, especially if the defects can be identified and fixed before you move in. If you were able to manage this you would not have to worry about arranging for workmen to access your property, you would not have to spend time and energy chasing the developer to get problems resolved and you would be able to start to fully enjoy your new house and would have a lot less stress in your life. Unfortunately, this is unlikely, but this document will help you strive towards this goal.
If you don’t feel very confident, you can use our own value snagging inspection service. If you would prefer a full service snagging inspection, then try New Build Inspections. They provide snagging inspections throughout the UK and Ireland. Remember, if you don’t find any snags with our checklist, you can have your money back. Nobody has asked us to do this since we started this service in March 2004!
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Good luck with your snagging inspection and don’t forget to use our snagging forum if you have any questions.
The Snagging Guide has been used successfully by new build buyers across Europe.
What do our customers think?
I’m sure that as a direct result of the format and thoroughness of your guide all my snaggings have been fixed or are in progress.
So I would recommend both your snagging list as an essential investment and also recommend Robertson Homes Ltd (Robertson Construction Ltd) for the speed of response and high level of customer service in fixing any snagging.
It’s very methodical and there was no issue telling my foreman i wanted access to my place for a few hours to be able to run through everything on my own.
The builders actioned everything on my list and didn’t remark on any of it.
I’d highly recommend this to someone who wants to get fully involved in the purchase of their own home, you get a great sense of satisfaction.
Good luck to futures purchasers of this checklist!!
Many thanks for your excellent report. I wasn’t the flavour of the month walking onto the site with it (as you can imagine)
My Site Manager smirked at my thick folder & report when I arrived on site, but did not smirk much when I found that 4 lounge patio doors did not open more than a few inches and scraped both window sills in the process, and when I refused to sign his demo sheet until I had spent several more hours with my report! He has been a bit more friendly since and has started to fix things so that they don’t appear on his demo sheet!
Most of it has been fixed or is being fixed prior to completion which would have never happened or been known about without your report!
Best £15 I ever spent!
Whilst I am yet to use the snagging guide, first impressions are impressive. At 55 pages long there are elements in here that I would have completely overlooked (or not thought they were that big an issue).
I’m moving in to a new home in Milton Keynes in August where the list will be used in anger …. hopefully there will not be many snags.
For my first new home I had no such list. Although I must say the house only had a few minor snags that were fixed within 1 month of moving in. I’m guessing i’ll be lucky to have the same experience twice!
Highly Recommended!!! (cheap compared to the price of you new home!!)
I’ve read through the guide already and it’s given me food for thought. It’s perhaps not definitive, but there’s plenty on there to warrant the price! It does give me some confidence I’m not letting things slide that I am entitled to ask to be fixed. (About 3 weeks to go to moving, so expecting to snag some time in the next week or 2).
The builders that we are dealing with for our new apartment told us that the snagging list is the best that they have ever seen for its thoroughness and want a copy of it (Don’t worry – we’ll refer them to the website!) I have to say that it was absolutely brilliant to be able to go around each section of the apartment inside and out with a clear plan of what we
needed to look for. We picked up several things that we would have probably have missed without the list. It also gave us confidence to pick up on things which we may have left in fear of appearing ‘too picky’! It’s a great tool and I have already recommended it to friends.
Well worth the money!