The excitement for home preview day can be almost too much for new home buyers. All this time dreaming about how the property will look when it's finished is about to be over, you finally get to see your new home.
“It is understandable to get excited when you have the opportunity to see your new home, but this where it is important to stay focused and remember that this is a great to capture some of the snags prior to your handover. Let's take of those rose tinted glasses and get serious about your beautiful new home.
Things to look for on your home preview!
There are somethings you can look for yourself during your home preview, please review the below bullet points to assist you.
Check for damage and the basic operation of all your doors.
Review your brickwork for damage, staining and general poor workmanship.
Review and monitor the condition of your lawn areas
All your internal doors should operate freely, have equal gaps not exceeding 4mm and not rattle in the frame.
Pay attention to your glazing panels for any scratches and note down which panels are affected.
Review your kitchen units and work surfaces and look for any damage caused.
Check your appliances are the correct specification and no damage is present.
Check the water pressure and temperature of your water at the tap.
Ask the developer to demonstrate the central heating system is working and look for any signs of leaks around your radiators.
Review all sanitaryware for damage
General finishing of the walls, woodwork & ceilings
Check your handrails, are they secure?
Sanitaryware check to the bathrooms and en-suites -
Shower operation check including leak review on any seals etc
Time to book your inspection
Now the home preview is complete, if you have not done so we would recommend booking your snagging inspection with Snagsure.
On average we find between 150 - 320 snags within your new-build home, our reports coincide with your warranty providers tolerances, this means that the developer has a legal obligation rectify the issues we find.