Surely You Don’t Need A Survey On A Brand-New Home, Do You?

If you are going to buy a new home and you have found what you think is the perfect property at the right price, then you would no doubt instruct a chartered surveyor to undertake a survey of the property in order to ensure that there are no problems before making an offer.

Then, if any issues are found, you may decide that you don’t want to put in a bid, or you may offer the seller a lower amount in order to cover the cost of any repairs that may be necessary.

However, what if you are buying a brand-new property that has just been built, or may actually be still under construction? Then you don’t need a survey carried out, do you, because it is brand new?

If only! If only that were true! You would be amazed at how many brand-new homes have problems. Sometimes they are minor problems, but on other occasions they can be serious.

Unfortunately, nobody is perfect, and it is the case, more often than not, that brand-new properties do have faults and flaws which need to be corrected. There can be any number of reasons for them. For instance, a plumber fitting a drainpipe has made a mistake.

New-Build Homes Very Often Have Flaws

Certainly, the builder will undertake checks to ensure that, as far as the company is concerned, everything is as it should be. However, the fact is that new-build homes do have flaws in many cases – in fact, more often than you would expect.

This is why it is necessary to carry out a snagging survey in London on a new property in order to identify any faults so that the builder can correct them.

Of course, your new home may well come with a 10-year warranty, but that is not the point. Trying to get an issue sorted out and get work undertaken several years after purchase can be time-consuming and difficult because, after all, the builder has moved on. The company may have even gone out of business.

Then there can also be the disruption caused by having work carried out when you are actually living in the building at the same time.

Far better to have a snagging survey in London before any of this comes to pass. Then you can be confident that your time in your new home won’t be interrupted by any unexpected issues or expense.