I’m a house inspector – here is why you should always check new build homes for snags | The Sun

A HOUSE inspector has revealed why you should always check new build homes for snags.

The expert from KB inspections took to TikTok to urge homeowners to watch out for key signs of big issues with their property.

In the clip, he peeled back the carpet to reveal a flooded waste pipe behind the sink of the house he was examining.

This had apparently led to a "fusty" smell as water and debris filled the clogged-up pipe.

He said: "Look at that, absolutely full of water there.

"There's a fusty smell in her and it's no wonder.



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"There's a leak there and it's just absolutely full of water under your flooring there."

Other common issues to watch out for in new builds include electrical faults, damp and aesthetic mishaps.

Always make sure to check over the house carefully and test unseen systems like the plumbing and heating as soon as possible after completing the purchase.

Otherwise you could be slapped with hefty repair bills if you only discover any problems later.

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The first two years in the house are covered by the developer's warranty.

This compels the developer to address structural problems and any minor defects that you find.

Beyond that, there is usually an insurance-back warranty for up to a further eight years, but this only covers structural faults.

So it's vital to find any hidden problems within the first two years to avoid having to fix them yourself.

Social media commenters were stunned by the inspector's findings.

One reached simply with a vomiting emoji to convey their disgust at the blocked waste pipe.

It comes after a couple's £440,000 dream home was ruined by floodwater flowing in from a nearby new build estate.

Meanwhile, another pair revealed how they live for "free" after ditching their £1,700 per month flat for a houseboat.

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