Snagging is the process of inspecting a property to form a list of defects in construction for the builder to rectify. Though there is no hard and fast rule of inclusion in a snagging report, experts define their own snag reports to list all possible defects and omissions found. This process of inspection and correction can be broadly termed as Snagging.
Snagging is carried out once the construction work is completed by the builder/ contractor and the property is about to be handed over to the owner. The purpose of carrying out Snagging is to identify possible defects which can be corrected by the builder/ contractor before the keys are handed over. The snag report is advantageous to property buyers so that they can understand the problems found in construction and can have them addressed.
A typical snagging process has three main aspects to from completion to finish as explained below.
Inspection: The process of Snagging starts with experts visiting the premises and inspecting it. This includes visual inspections, measurements, capturing images and videography.
Analysis: Once the inspection team hands over all the materials to the analysis team, the analysts at job then looks up for error margins and omissions. This step also includes verifying contract documents specification as per sale deed to ensure the agreed or specified quality of materials and fixtures are provided in the property.
Report: Post the analysis, the reporting team puts together the Snag report highlighting the major and minor issues, documenting all the findings and mitigation plan if any.
A typical Snagging process takes anywhere between 3 days to 15 days depending on the size of the property. On an average, a 100 sqft takes an hour to snag. Once the Snag report is delivered, there can be followup snag visits to ensure that the corrective measures have been taken.