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Pre-Purchase Snagging Survey

Defects in new build homes are very common.

Snags (minor defects that do not affect use or occupation) and possibly some minor finishing off works are to be expected. However, recent research by Shelter indicates that over 50% of new build homes suffer from major defects.

Your chances of getting defects put right properly will be improved if you get a pre-completion defects survey done before you complete the purchase. If this identifies major defects, you will be in a stronger bargaining position to negotiate what is to be done about those defects before you complete the purchase than after you move in.

Key advantages of using our appointed defects surveyors:

  • Our minimum service level requirements ensure you get a high quality, professional service from your appointed surveyors
  • Your report will be in a format that makes it easier, quicker and cheaper for you to pursue further action to resolve the problems identified in it, if necessary

For a free no-obligation quote from our appointed snagging surveyors, please use the form below. Your surveyor will contact you directly.

Book a pre-completion snagging survey

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guru1Identifying and resolving major defects requires professional support and advice for best results. Discovering problems early is also vital. Pre-completion snagging surveys give you the best chance of resolving problems early on.

Already moved in?

If you have already bought but have yet to get a snagging/defects survey done, we can help with that too.

Most new homes suffer from major defects when you first move in. Getting these put right after you have moved in can be difficult. The standard procedures imposed on you by housebuilders and warranty providers operate to severely limit what you get.

To get defects put right properly, you need professional help from those who understand the rules of engagement. We get you the right help, as affordably and cost-effectively as possible.

For access to our full service, first join as a Member, then get your free legal advice. Your free legal advice will explain all options, and explain whether and when to appoint a surveyor, and what process to follow.