Snagging Services

One of the best experiences and happiest moments in life is moving to your newly-built home. However, your smile might suddenly turn into a frown once you spot any minor defects or “snags” caused by poor equipment or workmanship.

If you are caught up in this kind of scenario, the best way to deal with it is to itemise those facts and report them immediately to the house builder. However, that can be a time-consuming ordeal. This is where Provident Property Management comes in!

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Snag—What is It?

Any minor issue or defect that you might find in your property after the completion of the building work is a snag. Basically, it’s something that is broken or damaged, looks unfinished, or not fitted properly. A snag is often a cosmetic issue, but more serious problems can arise such as Electric, Pumping and AC fixtures and fittings that may not be working or may have been installed incorrectly.

What’s the Use of a Snagging List?

This is designed to determine home defects that your property developer is obliged to fix.

If Properties are Checked for Defects, Why Do Snags Occur?

A new property should pass building regulations and have a structural warranty from the developer. Keep in mind that your property developer is responsible for checking and fixing any cosmetic defects prior to the completion of the sale. However, it is very unlikely that they will do everything as flawlessly as possible.

What is The Ideal Time to Create a Snagging List?

The best time to create a snag list is prior to the completion of the handover so the developer is able to rectify any issue with the property before you take complete ownership. Why? Because leaving it until you or a tenant has moved in becomes more challenging, as the house builder could claim that either party caused the defect when you moved in.

However, the good news is that you have 12 months from the completion date to report certain damages to the house builder (this is the liability period).

How Does a Snagging Service Work?

With a professional snagging inspector by your side during your property snagging appointment (orientation), you are able to sit back and relax while we do the dirty work. With a keen eye, our inspectors are trained to look out for all minor and major defects within the property and create a snagging report which details the rectifications which need to be completed prior to full handover. Once all is done, this report will be issued to your developer to complete.

What Can You Expect from Us?

With our in-house snagging services, we provide specialist equipment, expertise, and trained personnel to raise both small and major defects quickly. Hiring our services saves you time and effort, as they can liaise with the developer on your behalf to get the problems fixed.

During the snagging survey, we check the following:

  • Paintwork and plaster
  • Groundwork and garage
  • Electrical test on sockets
  • Plumbing tests to check for leaks
  • HVAC check
  • Carbon monoxide safety test
  • Fenestration and brickwork
  • Square walls, level flooring, and flat ceiling inspection
  • Fire safety measures
  • Joinery
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
  • Wall switches including plug sockets, buzzer/doorbell, intercom, air conditioning, and lights
  • Full property inspection including civil & carpentry works, skirting, lighting, AC wall vents, ceiling access covers, ceiling & floor coverings, fittings, fixtures, finishing/painting, window frames, windows, doors, patio areas, terrace, utility & balcony, dining, living, corridors, kitchen, bedrooms, and hallways.
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