Snagging is the common slang expression, used by builders and the public, meaning that there are certain defects on the completion of building or construction. A snagging inspection is a process in which a professional will observe the home and take a thorough look at it in order to complete a list of minor defects or omissions after the building work has taken place. This list will then be reviewed by the contractor so that the snags can be fixed.
In this blog, we will discuss ‘do you pay for snagging’ including a discussion about what a snag is, what a snagging list is, do you pay for snagging, whether snagging is worth it, whether a builder can refuse to pay and how you can snag your home.
If you’re looking for a professional to write a snagging list for you, get in touch with HouseScan today.
What is a snag?
What is a snagging list?
A snagging list will be prepared and issued by an appropriate certification authority, who will detect certain snags in your property and liaise with the builders so that they can rectify their mistakes. All of the faults that have been identified must be sorted out by the contractors before the certificate of practical completion is awarded. You should start making a snagging list when your property is completed and is ready to move into.
If you get a snagging company to complete one of these lists after you’ve moved in, it might be a little trickier to get the snags fixed as the builders of the home could claim that the problems were not there before and the defects were from your doing.
Although it is best to get a snagging list completed as soon as possible, you still have the right to report any defects and faults to the building two years from the date of completion. During this time, there is a warranty period which means your home builder is legally obliged to fix all of the defects in your home.
Do you pay for snagging?
Is snagging worth it?
Can a house builder refuse to fix any problems on the snagging list?
How can I get my home snagged?
You can hire a professional to complete a snagging list and negotiate with the builders. House Scan are great at negotiating with your housebuilders and have plenty of experience in this field. If you would like to examine the home yourself before calling in a professional snagger, you should check the following:
- Electrics: Check that all plug sockets are working.
- Windows: Make sure that all of the windows close properly and that no cold air is coming through.
- Doors: Check that all of the doors are secure and working properly.
Thank you for reading our blog ‘Do you pay for snagging?’. If you would like a professional snagger to come to visit your new build, get in touch with House Scan today.