Defects and Snags


Defects and snags which occur due to poor workmanship or low-quality construction material.

GAUTENG PROPERTY INSPECTIONS can accompany you on the final day of handover and compile a comprehensive snag list in your new home that the contractor must attend to before your 3 month snag period expires.

Our inspections are fully in line with National Building Regulations, The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) Guidelines and the approved plans.

Remember, you only have 90 days after you have taken occupation to bring any defects to the attention of the contractor who is obligated to attend to all the items brought to his attention.

Unfortunately, many home buyers have been convinced by some contractors that certain defects are the norm, are always built this way, and are accepted by the industry. However, the only norm that you should accept is good workmanship.

Some defects should be treated with discretion, it is not practical to remove a door frame which is out of plumb, or break a wall down at this late stage. This can be seen as a construction fault due to a lack of supervision and is not a defect. We will advise you on how to handle this with the contractor.

We will also meet with the builder as your representative and then complete an inspection to ensure all defects and snags are fixed according to building regulations.

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Defects and Snags - Low quality materials

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