HomeSnag were featured in a recent ITV feature on new-build snagging. The most interesting aspect it mentioned is that there aren't any requirements for the person to carry out a snagging survey to be qualified. Sadly for snagging surveys this is true, and it is why you shouldn't choose a snagging company based on price because there are an increasing amount of snagging companies that try to copy what we do but lack the knowledge and experience. You should ensure that the person coming out to your property to snag it is a qualified surveyor that is a member of RICS or RPSA. You will pay more for a company like ours with these qualifications, but it is very much the case of getting what you pay for....
There are many snaggers that are raising issues that we wouldn't raise or (even more concerning) missing issues that only a surveyor would know to look for. We know this because often we are the company that customers get around when they've had a poor experience with other snagging companies. In truth there are only a handful of reputable snagging companies to choose from that know what they are doing, as most are ex tradesman or Site Managers doing work on the side.
For Pre-Completion Inspections, it is actually a requirement for the person carrying out the survey to be a member of RICS or RPSA (etc) and we are happy to show our accreditations to the Site when prompted alongside our insurance cover.
If you are unsure what survey to go for please see our example reports, or contact our office who will be happy to help explain your options more thoroughly.
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."
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