H.I.C.H. LTD provides a unique Snagging Survey Service to anyone buying a new home, ensuring value for money to home buyers using the service.
Philip Milne a Buildings Insurance Validation Surveyor and Director of H.I.C.H Roof & Property Consultants began offering Quality Assurance Snagging Surveys, following the rejection of countless Buildings Insurance Claims by Insurers due to Build Defects found to be resultant from Poor Workmanship on the part of the Developer.
In most cases home owners found the builders to be unwilling to carry out any works to rectify the defects, professing to have carried out their own snagging surveys prior to the property hand over, refusing to accept any liability for the works completed to a below industry standard, leaving the home owner in no man’s land, with build defects and resultant damage not covered by their Home Insurance Policy.
Home owners were also finding little or no help from the NHBC guarantee in relation to any defects found, highlighting that all remedial works are undertaken by the builder up to a 2 year period from the date of entry, with the final 8 years of the guarantee being referred to the NHBC and if found to be of a minor nature dismissed.
An average of 140-185 defects are found in most new build Snagging Surveys carried out by us, our customers expect and receive a high quality detailed report complete with images of all the fault areas, this enables them to present the Survey Report to their builder within the first 8 week period from the date of entry prior to receiving the NHBC satisfaction survey, enabling rectification works to be carried out to an Industry Standard Quality before the time restriction cut off period.
Even if you have already completed the purchase of your property, snags can cause problems in the future, reducing the value of your house and/or affecting your home insurance policy in the event that you need to make a claim – so don’t hesitate to get in touch with H.I.C.H. LTD today about the complete snagging survey.