This month we shared our insights on the differences between the Pre Completion Inspection and Snagging Survey for a property investors magazine. PCI's are proving especially popular with investors that may not have had chance to even see the property but it is available to all purchasers who buying a property from a developer signed up to the New Build Property Ombudsman scheme.
As part of the New Build Ombudsman process, the developer have up to 1 month to rectify all the snags that do not 'Meet Standards' according to the NHQB who launched the scheme in 2022. HomeSnag are the leading snagging company offering PCI's thanks to our software that ensures we inspect according to the specific checklist. We have also ensured our surveyors are extensively training in the process because not just anyone can do Pre Completion Inspections; the NHQB has stipulated that only qualified persons (surveyors, members of RICS or the RPSA) are able to do the reports.
An example Pre Completion Inspection can be seen here, and of course feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all as we would be happy to help. If you need to book a pre completion inspection then please click below for our availability
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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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