Investing in a new build home is both exciting and slightly nerve-wracking. As a homeowner, you want everything to be perfect. However, with the fast-paced nature of construction, defects often slip through the cracks unnoticed. This is where HouseScan comes in, offering comprehensive snagging surveys and building inspections to ensure your new build home meets the highest standard.

A snagging survey, or snag list survey, is a thorough inspection that checks for any issues – or ‘snags’ – in your new property. These could be anything from cosmetic defects, such as paintwork issues, to more serious structural problems. At HouseScan, we understand the importance of these surveys, and through this blog post, we aim to shed light on why snagging surveys are crucial before you move into your new home.


Quality Assurance

Despite builders’ best efforts, some snags are almost inevitable in a new property. This isn’t necessarily an indication of poor craftsmanship but more a reality of the sheer complexity of constructing a new building. A snagging-list survey ensures the builder’s accountability and helps you get the quality home you paid for.


Financial Prudence

By investing in a snagging survey, you protect yourself from potentially costly repairs down the line. While the initial cost of a building inspection might seem unnecessary, it pales in comparison to the price of fixing a structural defect uncovered years later. Therefore, it makes financial sense to get a snagging survey done before moving in.


Peace of Mind

There’s nothing quite as reassuring as knowing your new home has been thoroughly inspected by experts. A snagging-list survey provides peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy your new home without the worry of hidden defects.


Seamless Snagging Process

By identifying snags before you move in, you can liaise with the developer to fix them. Dealing with snags can be easier when the property is empty, causing less disruption to your life and allowing the builder to rectify the issues more efficiently.


Preservation of Property Value

Unidentified snags could decrease your property value over time. By identifying and rectifying these issues promptly, a snagging survey helps maintain your property’s value, an essential consideration if you ever plan on selling.

At HouseScan, our qualified inspectors are trained to spot even the smallest issues, producing a comprehensive snagging report detailing everything from minor cosmetic issues to significant structural defects. By offering a meticulous service, we make sure you move into a home that’s not just new, but perfect.

Remember, snagging surveys are not just an extra expense but a wise investment. It is always better to identify and address any snags before you move into your new build. The peace of mind, potential savings, and overall satisfaction a snagging survey offers are well worth it.

To book a professional and thorough snagging-list survey, reach out to HouseScan. Let us give you the confidence to make your new house a flawless home.

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