Pre-Completion Property Inspections (a.k.a. Snagging)

The best time to snag a property is prior to completion because then you still have the developers attention. Most developers on Med-Saidia will write to a new property owner inviting them to visit the property to check for any faults and to sign for the property. In our experience it is almost inevitable that there will be issues. Some people have come over, written up pages of snags, believed the developer's promises that these will be rectified and then signed for the property - and the snags never got fixed.

Some of the things we've seen when snagging

Some developers give clients a very short time frame in which to snag the property. They also tend to give little notice before completion is expected. All of this can happen at a time when it is inconvenient for you to be away from family or work. Besides all that, you might never have done this before and don't know how to do this properly or know what to look for. There will also be a second visit needed to check that the remedial works you asked for have been carried out satisfactorily.

Coming over to snag can quickly become costly given possible lost income, the cost of accomodation, flights and other unavoidable related expenses. It can also be a very stressful experience. I think you'll agree that it is a cost-effective idea to have someone else with the necessary experience and local knowledge do this chore on your behalf.

SaidiaHolidayRentals has simplified the process for you

  • The developer contacts you with a date for snagging, you ask SaidiaHolidayRentals to do this for you and inform the developer of this choice.
  • SaidiaHolidayRentals arrange the initial viewing appointment directly with the developer.
  • SaidiaHolidayRentals conduct the snagging, which, depending on the size of property, can take anything from 3 hours to an entire day. We compile a report which is emailed to you with digital photos of any major remedial works that need to be carried out. We await your instructions about what remedial work you would like have done.
  • We receive your response and hand this over to the developer to act upon.
  • SaidiaHolidayRentals will persue the developer within 14 days and make an appointment for a follow-up visit.
  • Only once all remedial work has been completed to a satisfactory standard will we issue a Completion Report. We will email you this report and our closing statement.
  • If remedial work has not been satisfactorily completed, we will continue with a third follow-up visit.
Property Price (Dirham)
1 bedroom apartment 1000
2 bedroom apartment 1400
3 bedroom apartment 1650
2 bedroom villa 1650
3 bedroom villa 2200
4 bedroom villa 3300

* Please note: prices are quoted in Dirhams

2 visits in total is the norm, but occasionally we have had to visit properties thrice. We do not charge extra for the repeat visits.

We have been snagging properties on Mediterrania-Saidia since 2007.

Please note: we do not get the developer to fix the snags - it is up to you, the property owner, to do so.

All initial enquiries for this service should be directed via email to: shani@saidiaholidayrentals.com

We look forward to assisting you.

The SaidiaHolidayRentals crew.