New build snagging survey

Our Chartered Surveyors provide snagging surveys for new build homes before or after you have moved in.

The expert knowledge you need with the personal service you expect.

New Build Snagging survey


What do we do?

Our Chartered Building Surveyors provide snagging surveys for new build homes on all types of residential property, including flats and properties of non-standard construction. Snagging is a term used in the construction industry and is for the identification of defects along with the resolution.

Our surveyors are experienced in new build snagging and pay close attention to the common and less common issues that can be found in new homes including a door not shutting properly, rising damp, heat loss, loft inspection, poor drainage, dipped flooring, build quality and other areas that mean your new home has fallen short of the high standards you expect and have paid for.

Our aim is to assist you in getting the most from your property. The snagging report will provide a qualified, independent opinion of the condition and safety of your home in order to assist you in making a warranty claim to your house builder after you have moved in, or providing peace of mind regarding any areas of concern you have in relation to the quality of your new home before committing to the purchase.  



Reports are turned around within five to seven days of inspection and you will be able to talk directly to the surveyor working on your behalf should you have any questions when you receive your report.

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Frequently asked questions about snagging surveys


How much does a new build snagging survey cost?

You can typically expect to pay a fixed fee of between £500 and £1200 plus VAT for a straight forward residential snagging survey but larger or more complex properties will cost more.

The exact cost will depend on a number of factors including the size and age of the property but it’s worth nothing that if the snagging survey is undertaken in conjunction with a Full Building Survey, the snagging report will be heavily discounted.

The prices above are indicative only. We cannot give you an exact figure until you have confirmed the property address, as every property is different. The professional fees payable will always reflect the particular requirements of your property and the time which it is anticipated will be devoted to the matter.

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Why do I need a snagging survey?

The most common reason our clients request a snagging survey is so that they can pass them on to the house Developer to ensure that the items listed are dealt with prior to committing themselves contractually to purchasing the property. Typically these snagging reports are annexed to a full building survey so you get a complete overview of the property’s condition and structural health. 


Why use Kempton Carr Croft over a snagging specific company online?

A quick google search will bring up lots of ‘snagging specific companies’ but we would always recommend instructing a Chartered Surveyor to carry out the snagging report as it can then be annexed to a full building survey.

This means you get the benefit of a full building survey and a heavily discounted fee for the snagging report if undertaken at the same time. Both will include photographic evidence of  issues found  where appropriate and provide complete peace of mind regarding the quality and safety of your purchase. 


What is covered in a snagging survey?

  • A thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the property
  • Production of a comprehensive report that comments on all aspects of the property’s general condition and snagging items which is supported with photographic evidence where appropriate.


Do you conduct new build snagging surveys in my area?

Kempton Carr Croft’s Chartered Surveyors regularly complete snagging surveys throughout London and the whole of the South East of England. The team works from offices in Basingstoke, Camberley, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, London, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

Extensive and very readable survey

We undertook a building survey on a property for Mr Holloran. Here is his feedback:

“Thank you for this extensive and very readable survey report. I have gone through the report in detail which is very clear.”

Peter Holloran

Will recommend to others

Our Chartered Building Surveyors were instructed by Polly Comber to undertake a Structural Survey on a residential property that she was purchasing in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Polly kindly shared some feedback about her experience;

“It’s been a pleasure working with Kempton Carr Croft and everyone has been extremely helpful. I will certainly be using you again and will recommend you to others that require the services of a Chartered Building Surveyor”

Polly Comber