Why choose HomeSnag?
HomeSnag are an independent professional snagging company valuing a "quality not quantity" business approach and we want to keep things that way. We do not outsource our inspections to third parties: Whilst other snagging companies sub-out the work to inexperienced building trades on their books, HomeSnag inspectors are employed full time and snag houses and apartments professionally for a living. Our snaggers are highly experience and qualified.
Importantly, we also use specialist tools to identify issues which is unique compared to other snagging companies who will simply walk around to spot issues.
If you have a house we can check for heat loss using a borescope and thermal camera. We also check your roof with specialist cameras. If you have an apartment in London, our inspector is IFSM accredited meaning we can identify fire safety shortfalls.
HomeSnag are a member of BRSIA, ensuring we are up to date with current building regulations, and likewise our inspectors regularly attend RICS conferences and seminars. We are also insured extensively to cover any accidents and all our inspectors are CSCS card members meaning we can access the property before completion.
We cover the whole of England and Wales with our teams based in the North and South of the country.
Regardless of the size of your property, our snagging survey averagely takes between 4-7 hours. whereas some other snagging companies take half this time as their reports are very basic and ambiguous.
Be aware of pop-up new companies that under-charge and over-promise their service as you do get what you pay for!
If you have chosen an independent solicitor, they should also be recommending that you instruct a professional snagging company before you proceed with completion. We can liaise directly with your solicitors to advise a suitable retainer to withhold (i.e. based upon how much we believe it will cost to rectify) along with the timescale. In some circumstances we advise for the completion to be delayed based on snags found.
Our snagging survey report tags the trades required to rectify the work, which helps your builder action the list quickly. With our report, your site manager will be able to identify the issue and instruct trades around without stepping out of the site office. Should they have any queries about any snags on the report, they will have our snagging inspectors contact information to clarify anything.
If you are unsure which snagging company to choose, we recommend that you do not base this on price. There are several cheap companies that provide a very basic report. We suggest asking to see their example report and comparing to ours!
By booking your inspection through us you will be also contributing towards the charity Shelter - a UK charity helping millions of people every year struggling with homelessness.
Alongside your snag list you will also get an Overview Report which will demonstrate for your reassurance everything inspected regardless if there wasn't an issue
Our office opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
"Snagging - the very name is enough to put you off. No one likes having to deal with problems or hitches. But for anyone who buys a newly built or converted property, the S-word can be crucial. Do it right and you could save yourself thousands of pounds. Do it wrong and you could end up with a problem property"