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Snagging Inspections

What is a snagging Inspection?

A snagging inspection is a process of picking up defects (snags) or omissions within a property. This usually refers to a new build and can help you make sure that you receive exactly what you pay for from your developer. Whilst the word Snagging is not the contractual term, it is used as a slang term within the industry.

HouseScan is a professional snagging inspector team that has extensive experience in working with house builders. We know exactly what to look for, inspecting all parts of the property to ensure nothing is missed. There will be some areas which the snagging inspector will not fully report such as an intensive structural survey. Whilst we will comment on issues from a visual inspection, a full structural survey will be required if you want to inspect structural issues.

Why do you need a Snagging Inspection?

With housebuilding output at a record high, media attention has turned to the declining quality of new builds in the UK. This means that quality can take a back seat in favour of speed and quantity of new homes being built. We will inspect all parts of the property that can be visually assessed. This includes cosmetic issues, plumbing, electrical (faults & compliance) and external finishing.

With our inspectors being the experts in this field, we will also inspect if your property is compliant with technical standards and building regulations. HouseScan is here to provide snagging inspections that can help to ensure your property is of a quality you expect, putting the consumer power back in your hands.

What does a Snag Inspection Involve?

We spend an average of 4-5 hours inspecting houses, the price is set regardless of the time taken to inspect your property. We use a range of high tech snagging inspection equipment to cover all parts of your property.

Unlike any other inspectors, you have the option of adding thermal imaging to your survey to help ensure your home is insulated and heating correctly. With a thermal imaging camera, Borescopes, EME, laser levels and much more, our professional snagging service can help find the thermal, structural and technical faults that you may have only found when it’s too late.

From cosmetic issues, technical standards, build quality to electrical and plumbing faults, we’ve got you covered. Our inspectors on average pick up on 150 – 300 defects for a standard 4-bedroom property, however, this can vary on either side of the scale depending on the quality of your property.

Our reports are one of the most comprehensive. We take a picture of every defect & clearly annotate to avoid excuses from your developer. You will receive the report within 24 – 48 hours, allowing you to pick up on any snagging issues sooner than other snagging companies.

We are committed to helping you further and won’t leave you in the dark. If you have any questions, need advice or support or even if you want contact made on your behalf, we’re here to help and that’s a lifetime promise.

Start your Snagging Inspection

We use our knowledge experience and equipment to ensure your home is professionally inspected, looking at all parts of the property to help ensure you are getting exactly what you paid for from your developer. Technical practices and regulatory standards can be difficult to identify to the common eye, especially if a builder has hidden some snags or omissions.

To secure our services and find these issues sooner, simply pay the £50 deposit and we’ll be in touch to arrange a date that suits you. We’re flexible if the date changes. If you’re unsure contact us first to agree to a date.