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Building Inspections & Snagging Experts in Dubai, UAE

A snag in building management is a minor or major technical or architectural defect found on a property. It includes everything from damages to the property to the technical issues such as improper fitting for essential home equipment. 

You should never compromise on a snag, even if it doesn’t seem like a big problem at the moment. In most cases, minor snags can lead to serious architectural issues in the future.

We will also carry out reviews of maintenance contracts and records, drawings reviews, warranties reviews, Operation & Maintenance manuals review, and authority compliance review to advise on best practice for any rectifications required. These inspections can be tailored to each individual property and to each of our clients requirements. Structural Condition Assessments (SCA) are typically a more detailed and intrusive survey where we would engage this if we identify any potentially catastrophic failures when carrying out the BCA. As with all our inspections, the reporting procedures detail out any defects and advise on best practice rectification methods and high level costings and the reports are in line with applicable authority standards and are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Arshad Ahmad FMP, SFP

Arshad Ahmad FMP, SFP

Head of Building & Facilities Consultancy

Why Property Snagging is Necessary?

The world of property investment is often considered to be quite high-risk. You want to avoid any mistakes while buying or selling the property that might end up affecting the value of your home in the future. 

Whether you are buying a home or selling it, having the property checked for snags can help find any visible or hidden issues in the structural aspects of the property. Once you have found these issues, you can either fix them yourself if you own the building, or you can have the homeowner get the defects fixed for you before getting the ownership of the place to maintain its market value. 

How Does a Snagging Service Work?

As one of the best inspection services companies in the UAE, our snagging process involves a comprehensive investigation of the property to identify any minor or major defects. Our snagging experts carefully inspect your home, uncovering both visible and hidden issues and document these defects in a detailed report.

Once the inspection is completed, they provide a report that contains all the details regarding the snags they found on the property. After that, you can forward the report to the housebuilder to get the issues fixed before final documentation.

Is th snagging company well-known in your area? Do they have a positive reputation in the local market? What about their track record and references? These are the questions that you need to find the answer to before choosing a property snagging company in Dubai. 

How to Find the Best Snagging Comapany in Dubai

Consider the Market Reputation

Is the snagging company well-known in your area? Do they have a positive reputation in the local market? What about their track record and references? These are the questions that you need to find the answer to before choosing a property snagging company in Dubai. 

Consider the Experience

Consider the past projects that the company has worked on to judge the quality of its services. Most companies have an online portfolio that you can check out to see their previous snag inspection projects. This can help you gauge their level of expertise in a much better way. 

Interview the Snagging Company

Once you have selected a snagging company to hire for your project, you need to interview them to learn more about their process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions regarding any confusion that you might have about the snagging services. 

Read Client Reviews

You can also investigate the references that you find online on independent review websites for the snagging services provider that you are thinking about hiring for your project. Reading reviews can make it easier for you to decide about going for a snagging company. 

Comprehensive Snagging Services & Building Inspection Services Provider

Land Sterling has a number of different levels of building inspections. Building Condition Assessments (BCA), typically involve a visual, non-intrusive inspection of a property, inspecting all civil, structural, and MEP elements and assets of the property. We make use of Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC), Moisture Testing Meters, Thermo-Hygrometers, Vibration Meters, Air Quality Meters, Inspection Cameras, Circuit and Socket testers, and Sound level meters, to determine the serviceability of the assets and to determine any defects within the property.

We will also carry out reviews of maintenance contracts and records, drawings reviews, warranties reviews, Operation & Maintenance manuals reviews, and authority compliance reviews to advise on best practices for any rectifications required. These inspections can be tailored to each property and each of our clients requirements. Structural Condition Assessments (SCA) are typically a more detailed and intrusive survey where we will engage if we identify any potentially catastrophic failures when carrying out the BCA. 

As with all our inspections, the reporting procedures detail any defects and advise on best practice rectification methods and high-level costings and the reports are in line with applicable authority standards and are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Expert Property Snagging Services in Dubai

With newly built units currently being handed over at record levels and with developers under massive pressure to complete and hand them over quickly, the level of defects that are identified is quite staggering. 

Land Sterling is the region’s leading snagging and handover specialist and our dedicated team of engineers all have extensive knowledge and experience in the built environment and always provide the highest levels of quality, expertise, and support to our clients as well as giving developers insights and advice to help build and deliver better.

Our Snagging Services Cover

  • Foundation inspection
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Carpets
  • Kitchen structure and equipment
  • Air Conditioners
  • Water Supply/Drainage
  • Electrical Sockets
  • Water Pump System
  • Water Tank 
  • Furniture
  • Heating System
  • Fire Safety System
  • Paintwork
Frequently Asked Questions

The ideal time for property snagging is right before the property handover. If you are buying or selling a property, snag inspection can help you avoid issues or claims after the transaction.

Land Sterling is one of the leading inspection service companies in the UAE, offering comprehensive property inspections to identify defects, which are then highlighted in a snag report.

A snag report makes the property transaction process smooth for both parties. Once the property snags are identified and fixed, both parties can proceed with the transfer.

It can slow things down a bit but dealing with snags before the transaction is important as it can help both parties avoid unnecessary problems in the future which would save you more time in the long run.

You can look for the local snagging companies online and go with the one that is well-established with a good track record and positive references that you can crosscheck for further verification.