NEW BUILD SNAGGING REPORTS IN SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND ITALY
WHY GET A SNAGGING REPORT?
Buying a new build property is not as straightforward as it might seem. If you move into your new home without having a snagging inspection report you may find a number of faults, known as snagging defects.
A new four bedroom villa could easily have 20 or more snagging items. Many snagging defects are due to poor materials and workmanship. Apart from developers trying to cut costs, subcontractors are usually under pressure to finish the job quickly. Both of these can lead to problems.
We inspect new-build villas, houses and apartments or flats for snagging defects and issue a comprehensive photographic snagging report for your developer to act on. This means that you can move into your new home in the knowledge that everything will be working perfectly and will be defect free.
WHEN'S THE BEST TIME TO HAVE A SNAGGING REPORT UNDERTAKEN?
We recommend that you arrange for your snagging report to be delivered around one week before completion of the purchase. This will allow time for the developer to correct most or all of the snagging items. If there are any items that cannot be quickly resolved your solicitor will include them in a legal agreement which will clearly set out what is required and when.
If possible, please contact us three to four weeks before you need the snagging report. This gives us time to arrange the visit, undertake the inspection, write the report and send it to you and your solicitor.
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AM I OBLIGED TO HAVE A SNAGGING REPORT?
Getting a snagging report undertaken before you move into the property is often a requirement of developers in Spain, Portugal and Italy. There are advantages for both parties. Getting the snagging items completed before you move in will be less disruptive, especially if major issues are found. Also for both you and the developer, it is a lot more convenient to work from a single fully comprehensive snagging list and get everything quickly completed. The alternative would involve you raising issues over a number of months which will prove inconvenient for both you and the developer.
WHY CHOOSE VILLA SURVEYORS TO DO YOUR SNAGGING REPORT?
Villa Surveyors are experts in highlighting both minor and major snagging issues. During the snagging survey we will check your new-build home thoroughly.
This will include an inspection of:
• All visible roof surfaces and rainwater goods (subject to access)
• External rendering and brickwork
• Window and door openings
• Garages and outbuildings
• Plaster surfaces and paintwork
• Floor finishes
• Bathroom wall surfaces and sanitary ware
• Kitchen finishes, fixtures and fittings
• Loft inspection if access is possible
• Inspection to determine floors and ceilings are level and walls are plumb
• Fire safety measures
• Floor area measurements and calculations
• Electrical sockets test
• Plumbing tests to inspect for leaks, obstructions and ensure stop valves are working
• Gas supply stop valve test
• Heating and hot water system checks
• Under floor heating check
• Air conditioning unit checks
We offer this service across all of the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian territories, including:
• Mainland Spain
• Balearic Islands
• Canary Islands
• Mainland Portugal
• The Azores
• Mainland Italy