Pre Completion Inspections have been introduced to allow us to go in to a property to inspect its quality before legally completion. This is great news for homeowners because typically beforehand developers would deny such access before moving in.
So what is the difference between a pre completion inspection and a snagging survey?
The main difference is what we are able to inspect and how detailed we can be...
In a pre completion inspection, we follow a strict checklist formed by the NHQB (New Homes Quality Board) as part of the New Build Ombudsman. This checklist is to give homeowners an idea of issues that meet /do not meet standards according to their guidance. It is therefore more restrictive in comparison to our flagship snagging survey which allows us to often raise more technical issues in line with building regs, NHBC (National House Building Control) tolerances and other relevant standards.
The table outlines the main comparisons of a pre completion inspection vs snagging survey offered by HomeSnag (note: other companies will likely not offer the same level of services): The areas in bold are those that differ between reports.
A Snaggers Blog
HomeSnag inspectors are experts at inspecting new-build houses. This blog shares real examples to demonstrate the importance of getting your new build house or apartment snagged professionally
"I always insist that there is specific provision for snagging," says Thomas Moran, partner at law firm Speechly Bircham. "Reputable developers do this anyway, but there are all sorts in the market, some big, some small, so you need a contractual promise than within, say, a year they will come back to remedy any minor defects in the finishing."
read full article here