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Does a new build home need a survey?

When you buy a new home you do not have to worry that there might be structural issues with the property that have been ignored, or issues with the wiring, damp or ham-fisted DIY. It’s simply the case that your home is ready to move in and enjoy.

However, there are still surveys that can be carried out. If you’re buying a newly built home then you can pay for a so-called ‘snagging survey’, in order to check for any issues with the property. These typically cost from £300, although it depends on the size of the home.

Any issues raised during such a survey would usually then be addressed by the developer before you move in.

When you buy a new Barratt home you receive even greater piece of mind. Our homes are built to last and finished to a high specification but in the event that you do discover any issues with your new home there is ample opportunity to raise any snags and have them resolved swiftly.

For the first two years after you buy the property, we provide an extensive fixtures and fittings warranty. On top of that, our homes come with a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty,  so you can buy in confidence.