We recommend that, as soon as possible after you move in (or before if your builder will allow a pre-completion inspection), you instruct a reputable snagging surveyor to inspect your home and
prepare a report identifying all snags and defects.
There will be a cost associated with obtaining a professional survey report but we consider it likely there will be value in doing so:
- The survey report may carry more weight than if you notify the builder of things yourself, and make it more likely to get remedial works done.
- The surveyor may identify things you might miss.
- The suveyor should be able to advise you on what Building Regulation, NHBC Technical Standard or other requirement has been breached and help you assess the adequacy of the builder's proposed
- If the builder fails or refuses to do a reasonable scope of works in a reasonable time or manner, a survey report will make it easier and quicker for you to claim on your warranty or via the
- The cost of the survey report can often be claimed back from your builder.