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Anyone done one of these ? 

What things did your snagging survey covers? 

If it’s not indelicate, how much did it cost?

Did you get your solicitor to add a clause to the contract relating to the completion of snags within s certain time frame or did you hope that the builder’s contract already addressed such agreements?


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Firstly it is as important to pick your builder as it is to pick your house. Secondly chect who is supplying the warrenty bond. In my book the NHBC is the only one worth the paper it comes on. Good builders will want to create a good impression not only in the hand over of the new house but also in they way they take care of repairs.

I have seen people employ these experts to snag the house prior to completion. They make a project of it and appear to forget that most defects dont appear until 6 months later. If they have signed off upon completion there could be a problem. We try to have everything perfect at hand over but always tell purchasers that things will occour over the next few months. A radiator may become air locked. a tap may have a drip. doors might swell etc. We ask people to note them all down and sumbit them in a few months, unless it is urgent orcourse. W e then arrange a time to sort it out. If we dont then they turn to the NHBC and they do it if it is a defect.

You wouldnt by a phone, a TV or even a kettle without looking at the brand. Why then buy a house from an unknown 'ABC Builder Ltd'.

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