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What Is a Snagging List?


A snagging list is a report that details all the issues that your developer needs to address after assuming their work is done. It provides you with the evidence of defects you need to ensure your developer meets its obligations.
Common post-completion problems with new builds in London include:

  • Cracking to Plaster Finishes
  • Unfinished Fittings
  • Uneven Floors and Stairs
  • Poorly Installed Windows, Doors and Frames
  • Structural Issues

Purchasing a property in London means committing to decades of monthly mortgage repayments, which is why many families buy new builds that ought to be in near perfect condition. Unfortunately, some surveys suggest that more than half of new-build homes are problematic. Obtain a snagging list from our chartered surveyors to ensure your developer repairs all your new home’s defects in time for your arrival.

The average new build has between 50 and 150 defects, which range from untidy paint finishes to uneven floors and faulty wiring. The developer should complete any outstanding works before you move in, but they’re often slow or unwilling to act after receiving payment for the property.

Instead of moving your family into a potentially unsafe home, you can ensure the developer lives up to its responsibilities by letting our RICS chartered surveyors prepare a snagging list, which details all the issues your developer is required to fix.

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Benefits of a Snagging List


  • Ensure the Developer Acts Promptly
    Don’t let your builders drag their feet. Force them to repair issues before completing the purchase transaction.
  • Let an Independent and Impartial Surveyor Highlight Problems
    Why trust a developer to identify issues in a property it built when you can hire chartered surveyors that work with your best interests at heart?
  • Protect Your Investment and Family’s Future
    Ensure your developer pays for the repairs that you require for the sake of your family’s comfort and safety.

The Benefits of Obtaining Snagging Lists for New-Build Homes in London?


A property is likely the most expensive asset you’ll ever buy, yet consumer laws offer little protection to homebuyers. The Sale and Supply of Goods Act give you a legal right to demand a refund for goods that don’t meet your expectations, but, unfortunately, properties are exempt.
Your housing developer is responsible for identifying and fixing defects before you move into your new property, but builders often don’t uncover all the issues.

Snagging List Example Report


If you would like to see a snagging list example report, please click here to download our example report.

Recent Reviews from Harding Chartered Surveyors

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We used Hardings to compile an independent expert witness report for some poor workmanship we had completed at our home. Their report helped us win our case and reclaim our costs.The report was concise, succinct and detailed - providing everything we needed to win our claim.
I have used Harding Chartered Surveyors service for a new build snagging survey. The report was thorough and detailed beyond expectations. The communication with the surveyor was excellent and the end-to-end process was very easy and efficient. I would definitely use them again and recommend to a friend.
The team at Harding Chartered Surveyors were fantastic to work with. Kate helped us identify the work we needed and arranged a surveyor to visit our property. Throughout, she was clear about timescales, costs, and next steps. Our surveyor, Scott Ingham, was thorough and helpful, speaking with us by phone immediately following the survey about the largest areas of concern (which, thankfully, were not major!). The report that was produced was easy to read and helped us understand what areas of the property might need work with approximate timelines and costs. All of the work happened on time, and there were no surprises in the process. Everyone was friendly, professional, and helpful. I highly recommend!!
I highly recommend Hardings. All communication and interactions with them was high professional. Alaa dealt with my survey. He approached it with a high level and depth of knowledge, he was honest and considerate giving balanced advice. Throughout he was a pleasure to deal with.I also dealt with Kate making the arrangements. She was also prompt, professional and polite . Harding’s came highly recommended to me. My experience would endorse that they are a family run business with integrity and professionalism at their core.
Carried out a structural defect report and was very satisfied by the service provided. Millbrook Housing Association
We are very pleased with the service you have provided and would certainly recommend you in future .
Very positive experience. We hired Harding Surveyors to carry out a building survey on a commercial property to be leased from the council. They did a great job and we went back to them again to carry out a schedule of condition report, prior to us moving in. Very helpful, friendly, good communication, and reasonable price. Would recommend.
Dependable and timely - would recommend
Harding Chartered Surveyors have provided very efficient and professional services with their valuation for Probate purposes. Very good communications at the outset when inquiring about their services with prompt response, as well as addressing questions after their report was sent to me.I also found their fees reasonable compared to other quotes. Highly recommended
The report is excellent and was provided promptly. All aspects of the service were handled efficiently and professionally. Many thanks to Charles and the team.
Seamless experience. Very swift and well organised with a thorough survey completed and report returned within less than a week of booking!
Cannot recommend enough. Communication has been excellent throughout the entire process, very accommodating and fast turnaround. Everyone I have spoken to has been so helpful and kind, to make a difficult process much easier.
Excellent and professional services by Mr. Ali. I am indeed very pleased. I will recommend to my friends and others who wants to avail the services of Harding Chartered Surveyors.
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Great experience dealing with Alaa, very helpful and informative, going above and beyond at any opportunity. Thanks!
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Are Snagging Lists for New Builds in London a Worthwhile Investment?


From as little as a few hundred pounds, our RICS chartered surveyors can inspect your new-build property, produce a list of issues that could cost thousands to repair and provide professional backing to ensure your builders live up to their legal obligations.
If you want to know more about snagging lists for new builds in London, our chartered surveyors will gladly provide further details over the phone. Contact us today on 020 3598 6730 with any questions, or get your free quote to take the first step towards securing your family’s future.