Settle final invoice for builder before or after snagging?

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fairyhouse Mon 14-Jun-21 09:28:26

Just after opinions please. Would you settle a final invoice from a builder before or after the snagging has been completed? Only a few little bits to do, touching up of paintwork etc but will be delayed by about 10 days as a replacement appliance needs to be ordered. Builder asking for final settlement now, husband thinks we should hold back 10%, I have no idea! The original quote says final invoice to be settled on completion of works.

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FAQs Mon 14-Jun-21 09:29:59

I’ve always settled after snagging.

Fuckingcrustybread Mon 14-Jun-21 09:35:10

You have your answer in the original quote. Final invoice to be settled on completion of works.
The work is not completed until the snagging is done. I agree that you should keep 10% back until snagging is done.

fairyhouse Mon 14-Jun-21 09:36:10

Fuckingcrustybread

You have your answer in the original quote. Final invoice to be settled on completion of works.
The work is not completed until the snagging is done. I agree that you should keep 10% back until snagging is done.


Yes that's what DH says. I have a feeling the builder will get stroppyhmm

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TheFlis12345 Mon 14-Jun-21 09:39:52

Of course he’ll get stroppy. But once you have settled he has no incentive to make time to finish the snagging.

Quickchangeartiste Mon 14-Jun-21 09:40:40

I am in Scotland, not sure of that makes a difference, but our contract was written that we held back the 10% until all snagging done; snagging to be done within 12 months of building completion.
It’s also a thing here that some builders may walk away from some or all of the 10% to let you hire your own tradesmen for snagging - in our case we needed a leak fixed and builder couldn’t trace it so we paid that money to a plumber instead .

LeafBeetle Mon 14-Jun-21 09:42:21

It's normal to hold back 10% until after snagging. Although in our case that still didn't seem to provide enough of an incentive for them to come back and sort out the last few bits. It took months!

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MostlyNormalSometimesOdd Mon 14-Jun-21 09:55:41

After. Never pay until you're 100% happy with all the work done.

fairyhouse Mon 14-Jun-21 11:50:57

Thanks everyone seems DH is right, will risk offending the builder and hold back 10%

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fairyhouse Mon 14-Jun-21 11:51:21

LeafBeetle

It's normal to hold back 10% until after snagging. Although in our case that still didn't seem to provide enough of an incentive for them to come back and sort out the last few bits. It took months!


Oh no what a nightmare poor you

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KleineDracheKokosnuss Mon 14-Jun-21 11:54:00

We didn’t hold back 10%. It then took 5 years to get the snags finished!

fairyhouse Mon 14-Jun-21 12:49:19

KleineDracheKokosnuss

We didn’t hold back 10%. It then took 5 years to get the snags finished!


shockshockshock

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Roselilly36 Mon 14-Jun-21 16:36:13

If he gets stroppy, let him, you will make sure you get the snags fixed, that way OP.

UCOinSteveArnottsPants Mon 14-Jun-21 16:39:56

Anyone else keep reading “snag/snagging” as “shag/shagging”?

No? Just me?

AnneShirleysNewDress Mon 14-Jun-21 16:41:47

UCOinSteveArnottsPants

Anyone else keep reading “snag/snagging” as “shag/shagging”?

No? Just me?


Me too. I was even more confused by the mention of a husband 😆

Chikapu Mon 14-Jun-21 16:42:00

UCOinSteveArnottsPants

Anyone else keep reading “snag/snagging” as “shag/shagging”?

No? Just me?

Not just you, I opened this expecting a very different thread grin

fussychica Mon 14-Jun-21 17:26:32

Me too. Perhaps I was hoping for something to brighten up my Monday afternoonwink

fairyhouse Tue 15-Jun-21 22:42:28

Came back to this thread to read subsequent posts...
Just to clarify, I haven't shagged the builder, either before or after final payment, and neither do I intend to🤣🤣🤣

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UCOinSteveArnottsPants Wed 16-Jun-21 06:45:52

Glad you cleared that one up op grin

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