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What is a reasonable amount of time to expect my builder to come back and do snagging? We have had over £100,000 of work done and it has taken a year.

5 Answers from MyBuilder New Home Builders

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Hi there,
Usually when you have a large amount of construction work done you would create a JCT contract with your contractor or builder, which would include the agreed snagging timescale, usually 6 or 12 months, depending on the nature of the works carried out. Another acceptable clause in the contract would be to hold back a retention (5% of the overall cost of the job), half of which to be paid on the primary defects snag at the end of the project and the other half to be released after the 6 or 12 month snag. This leaves a budget to pay someone else to do the snag If the contractor does not come back to complete.
Hope this helps


Answered 23rd Jul 2019

12 months is reasonable in most cases on a larger scale project.


Answered 23rd Jul 2019

I would concur with the other responses that 6-12 months is a reasonable time frame. We would usually implement a retention until such time as works/snags are completed.


Answered 29th Jul 2019

Yes would agree as we have had to deal with similar snagging issues in the past , 6 months max


Answered 7th Aug 2019

Hi Katherine,

The snagging should only take a period of 2 days maximum if it is done by one person. you would be able to hire one of our builders for a reasonable cost. We would carry out the task immediately when we get the conformation.

Kind Regards


Answered 22nd Oct 2019

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