The Spanish Property Buyers Guide to Snagging
A recent shocking report revealed that a staggering
95% of new apartments had more than
10 defects each on completion!!
can make sure your Spanish dream doesn't turn into a "House of Horrors"
From: Justin Aldridge
Monday, 24 September 2007
Dear Spanish Property Buyer
For most people buying a property in Spain is truly a dream come true. You've
put up with the delays, followed the progress of the build and found yourself the
best mortgage. You then wait for your lawyer to call you with the magic words..."your
property is ready".
But, this is just the beginning of another
You've waited 2, 3 maybe even 4 or 5 years for your property in Spain to be completed.
You think you're finally there when you're at the notary, signing the "escritura"
when the jingle of the keys in your hand brings a rush of relief and happiness to
Full of joy you rush out of the notary, wave a (hopefully) final goodbye to your
lawyer on your way to check out your wonderful new pad in Spain...only to find that
all is not as it should be.
The place is dirty, some light switches aren't in place properly, the walls are
marked, the bedroom door doesn't close well, the skirting boards are damaged.....at
this stage you begin to wonder what you have actually bought!
The clock starts ticking as within just 15 days you have to let the developer know
exactly what problems you've found with your property. The snagging process
begins....but where do YOU begin? Do you know what to look for? Do you
know how to report it to the developer....in Spanish? This can be a worrying
time for Spanish home buyers.
"The rate of construction is inversely proportional to the
quality of the build"
It's no secret that the construction industry in Spain has been booming over the
past few years. Developers have been rushing to build properties at a faster
rate than ever before, maximising profits but resulting in some of the worst levels
of quality ever.
Construction workers are normally paid for quantity not quality. This means
that the end product is not always as good as it should be.
At the end of the day the developer is usually more concerned with getting his money
than worrying about the quality of your property. Quality control is not the
developer's highest priority.
"A property without a defect is about as likely as a developer
finishing a property on time!"
The post-completion stage of a new property can often be the most
disappointing and frustrating
time for Spanish property buyers, more so even than putting up with
the delay in the build.
It's therefore vitally important at this stage to take control and ensure that the
developer finishes your property to your satisfaction. Having paid thousands
of Euros for your property it's only right that they make sure all the faults are
put right. You wouldn't buy a new car and drive it out of the showroom covered
in scratches....and a car is worth considerably less than a property.
It's therefore time to put on your snagging hat and start putting together the snag
Snagging is crucial,
getting it right can save you thousands of Euros.
On the other hand, getting it wrong can can leave you with a problem property.
Unfortunately many people don't take this seriously enough and end up with a catalogue of problems rendering it
impossible for new owners to fully enjoy their dream property.
Knowing what to do and how to go about it is the problem for many....
"The Beginners Guide To Snagging"
When it comes to snagging your property you basically have two options. Hire
a professional or do it yourself. Professional snagging inspections are not
cheap and you can save yourself a lot of money by doing it yourself.
Enter Fiona Catchpowle...
Fiona started out just like us. She bought her first
off plan property in
Spain a few years ago and really didn't want to get ripped off by the developers,
so set about trying to find a step-by-step guide to help her through the snagging
process. She didn't find anything!
Not one to be beaten she set about researching everything there was to know about
snagging properties in Spain and as a result compiled her own step-by-step system
to do this. Her system proved so successful that she was soon carrying out
inspections for other people.
The natural progression was to turn her system into an ebook, "The Beginners Guide
To Snagging" so that everyone could benefit from her well developed and proven system.
Fiona comments, "It's easy to carry out your own inspection report using the same
system as the professionals, that works every time." Just look at what Fiona's
book has to offer:
A step-by-step guide to snagging your property for best results
Ready made templates to use on-site - In English AND Spanish
Make it easy for the developer to give you what you want.
Glossary of useful phrases
Saves you time, money and stress
Saves you from looking like an amateur!
And so much more....
But don't just take my word for it, read what previous buyers of Fiona's book have
to say about it:
ebook has been money well spent for me"
As a first time purchaser abroad its money well spent having helped me to undertake what is a very daunting task with a lot more confidence. Snagging is definitely not something you should take lightly, no matter how much confidence you have in the developer.
--- Steve Lacey
practical and excellent"
I found the book uncomplicated, practical and an excellent means of assisting the first time off plan buyer to confidently approach the snagging process.
--- Andrew Beveridge
"I must have
been mad contemplating completing without it"
Just bought your snagging pdf book
- made me put off the completion of my apartments - was going to let the solicitors
sign for me and I had never seen them before. Also read the Polaris World forum
and people complaining about snags and no utilities! I must have been mad.
--- David Moore
"Straight-forward, easy to use guide, which points out potential problem areas"
Straight-forward, easy to use guide, which points out potential problem areas that the inexperienced observer may easily miss. The section on what to take with you when undertaking a snagging exercise I found especially useful. The snagging sheets are also very helpful, as they help both to make a systematic assessment and also to provide the information in an organised way.
--- P Rendall
"How much does this essential ebook cost?"
"The Beginners Guide to Snagging" is a 63 page ebook packed full of useful information
and pictures guiding you through the snagging process of your Spanish home for a one-off payment of just
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