SIGNING OFF

Snag lists and retention if main contractor

Once the builders and tradesmen have packed up their tools and waved goodbye, it’s time to check for any snags, i.e. the little things that need correcting. Any major issues should have been dealt with at the time they arose on site. Snags are by their nature small and often cosmetic issues.

Once the builders and tradesmen have packed up their tools and waved goodbye, it’s time to check for any snags, i.e. the little things that need correcting. Any major issues should have been dealt with at the time they arose on site. Snags are by their nature small and often cosmetic issues.

Some contracts also have what’s known as a retention, which holds back an amount of money from the builder, for usually six months, to make sure no defects appear within that timeframe 

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