Snagging refers to the minor defects that remain in a new-build property or major renovation after the building has been signed off by the builder as being structurally complete.

The buyer should complete a 'snagging list', which details the things that they are not happy with, and which they want the builder to rectify, preferably before they complete and take up occupation. These include anything from paint splashes or chipped tiles to faulty electrics or dodgy plumbing.

The builder is responsible for putting right defects that the new owners identify for the first two years; however, it can be difficult getting them to do so. 

In-Deed's conveyancing solicitors have a wealth of experience when it comes to the legal tasks involved in buying a new-build property, so why not give us a call on 0800 038 6886 to find out more?

To find out more about new-build properties, read our 'buying a new build - conveyancing guide'.