Snag & Inspect was founded in 2009 by Douglas Ralph, who after 28 years in the construction and maintenance industry, decided to use his considerable knowledge and expertise to help and assist others in protecting their property investments.
International Property Inspection Certification: NACHI 09120303

Douglas moved to the UAE in 2006 to take up a senior post in building maintenance, and when the wind of change swept across the property market, he quickly realised that there was a need for a high quality inspection and consultancy service, and so in 2009, in partnership with His Highness Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Snag & Inspect was launched.

Since those early days the company has gone from strength to strength rapidly gaining a reputation for high quality reports, attention to detail and high ethical standards. In late 2011 the company began working with the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) by providing support for RERA’s involvement in the implementation of the Emirate’s ‘Strata Law’ introduction, aimed at providing quality consumer protection for property purchasers and support for the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in their desire to raise the standards of property inspection within the Emirate.

In more recent times the company has been involved with Dubai Municipality on the safety of Fairground Rides and been working with Dubai Civil Defence on Fire & Life Safety issues, it has also been involved with the Dubai Government on issues involving building maintenance and on the introduction of auditing programmes.

Ethics and Standards

Snag & Inspect performs inspections in accordance with InterNACHI Middle East’s and MEREIA’s code of ethics and standards. We pride ourselves on being the best independent 3rd party inspection company in the GCC region. As part of our commitment to high ethics and standards, we follow strict protocol in ensuring our reports are clear and detailed, documenting the facts with photos and comments. At aiming to exceed, where possible we also provide recommendations as a suggestion to our clients.

Senior management team

The team at Snag & Inspect has over 70 years of inspection experience behind them. Some team members also possess addition skills which include Civil Engineering, Security Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Materials Engineering. Through our Consulting Partners we can also deliver specialist services for A/C systems, and Fire Protection systems.

Douglas Ralph

Douglas Ralph


Nigel Taylor
Operations Manager

Nigel taylor

Operations manager

May Aquino
Senior Office Administrator

May Aquino

Senior office

Andrei Bacsaev
Senior Inspector

Andrei Bacsaev

Senior Inspector

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