About Us

In the industry since 1975

Over 40 years experience in the housing industry

My career started in the building industry over 43 years ago, as an apprentice joiner. Having completed my apprenticeship with an established family owned business in Oswaldtwistle Lancashire.

I worked on site for several house builders, aged 23, I moved into site management, as an assistant site manager.
Having worked in a managerial role for several of the largest national house builders, I worked my way up to Senior Contracts Manager.

Throughout my career I have amassed a wealth of knowledge and a practical understanding of the industry, and have achieved numerous qualifications, NHBC, Pride in the job Awards, and other industry accolades, ensuring my credibility.

I have a strong belief in sharing my morals and ethics with other like-minded professionals within the industry, and have been instrumental in developing both a quality product, along with the development and education of numerous individuals within the house building industry.

Having gradually seen a decline within the house building industry, particularly, how quality and standards have deteriorated, partly due to the volume of newly built houses increasing. I took the decision to set up my own snagging company, helping new home buyers protect their investment, using my extensive knowledge and experience.

I am pleased to say, Lively Professional Services are becoming one of the country’s leading professional snagging companies covering the north of England.



Ian was a great help. He carried on professional inspection and pointed out the things I wouldn’t spot myself. I have to also mention the great communication when he always replied in a short time. Even after the inspection you can count on him if you need further advice. Highly recommended it.
Jan Maly

Prompt, knowledgeable and all round professional service. We used LPS to snag our large new build home and we were very happy with the results. Would thoroughly recommend for a quick, efficient, and value-for-money service.
Tim Jones

Excellent service from Ian. I can’t recommend Ian enough, what a genuine guy, very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave me good advice over the phone and email, he gave me a lot of time and support at no charge. The world is a better place with people like Ian. Thank you so much for all your support at time when I felt so out of my depth.

We really can’t thank Ian enough for his expertise. Myself and my girlfriend recently bought a new home; after hearing many horror story’s, we decided to contact Ian to give the spot a good once over! It is evident Ian has many years of practical and theoretical experience, snagging and turning over stones that no homeowner ever would. Ian was extremely flexible and easy to organise with, and not to mention polite and gentlemanly on the phone with both myself and my girlfriend. My girlfriend was able to meet Ian at our new home and a few hours after Ian arrived to check to see how things were going, she said he is “a lovely man!” Explaining any questions, she had in detail. Finally, we received both an online and paper copy of our clear and concise snagging report aiding a hasty repair on the snags found. We can’t recommend Ian enough if you in any doubt I wouldn’t think twice Ian is the man! Excellent service, professionalism, and aftercare.
Josh Richardson

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10 Bridge Mews, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3JW

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Coronavirus Update


Dear Customer,


Following the Government Guidelines, we are now happy to accept bookings on occupied properties as well as those empty.
We will maintain a safe distance when conducting our inspections and wear suitable PPE where possible.


For any customers already booked for a snagging survey I will be contacting you to discuss rearranging your appointment.

If you have any questions or wish to make a booking, please contact me on 07792 261820 or email @ ian@livelyprofessionalservices.co.uk

We value your custom and wish all our customers the best during these worrying times, please stay safe.


Kind Regards