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What is a Home Inspection When Buying a House?

Here at Snag List Pro, we’re experts at carrying out new build inspections. With over 20 years of professional experience in new build construction, maintenance and new build snagging inspections, we can help you with every home inspection requirement.

When you buy a home, it’s important to consider the benefits of a home inspection and why you need one. Home inspections allow you to learn about major and minor issues that a home may have before purchasing it.

We’re proud to be one of the most comprehensive providers of professional new-build snagging list home inspections in the UK, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

In this blog, we’ll define exactly what a home inspection is, what it involves and discuss the many benefits of having one done on your new home.

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a thorough safety and condition report of your property with the aim of allowing buyers to learn about potential issues or future problems with their home.

The inspection is a critical step in purchasing a home as it can flag serious problems such as faulty wiring, mould and other electrical issues that could become a fire hazard. It’s common for most modern-day properties to come with a seven-day window following the home inspection to pull out of the purchase — you should check with your agent on the options available to you.

At Snag List Pro, we have a wealth of experience within the construction industry, as well as access to a wide range of high-tech equipment, including drones and thermal imaging cameras. When you choose us to perform a house inspection, you can ensure it will be complete to the highest standard.

What Does a Home Inspection Include?

When we inspect your home, we check all aspects of the property, garden and any outbuildings. We look at your electrical system, heating, plumbing, windows, doors and much more.

Our professional snagging inspector has years of experience and has only your best interests at heart. We’re 100% independent, which means our relationship is with you and not the property developer or housing agent.

We have some of the most advanced home inspection testing equipment, including thermal imaging and aerial photography. We pride ourselves on a friendly and thorough service and so will do our utmost to answer any queries and share information on the problems we find along the way so that you can get the best out of your new home.

We’ve compiled a list below, including examples of the types of things we look for during a house inspection. Please note this list isn’t exhaustive.

  • Smoke and CO2 Monitor Suitability
  • Correct Earthing Arrangements
  • Radiators and Heating Pipework
  • All Bathroom Extractor Flow Rates
  • Wall Levels Within Tolerances
  • Cupboard and Door Alignment
  • Drive Way, Paths and Patio Surfaces
  • See a more thorough list of what we look for in a home inspection.

When Should a Home Inspection Take Place and What are the Benefits?

You should expect the home inspection to take place shortly after the seller accepts your offer on the property. The purchase agreement will then need to be signed by both parties. At this stage of the transaction, we will generally perform the home inspection.

Following a home inspection, you can be confident that your home will be finished to relevant industry standards providing a safe and structurally sound environment for your family and friends.

The inspection flags any faults or issues within your property, so you can be sure of the quality of all trades work and craftsmanship. Another benefit of home inspections is that by identifying any faults with heating, plumbing or electrics, you can guarantee efficiency with low energy consumption — this can boost your overall heat competence.

Request a Quote Today: Professional New Build Snagging Inspections

We’re proud to be trusted and reliable providers of snagging inspections in the UK. Whether you need a new build home inspection or perhaps more information on our services, we’re here to help.

With over 20 years of experience in professional snagging surveys, we have the expertise and knowledge to complete new build construction, maintenance and snagging inspections.

If you’d like any more information about home inspections, snagging or to get your custom quote, please fill in our contact form, and we will be in touch with you very soon.


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