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 providing snagging services, 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. My extensive experience and knowledge of the housing industry has led to our snagging services being trusted by many, and we are delighted to have so many loyal customers. 



Throughout the whole process Ian has been great. Keeping in contact at every stage, we have been aware of everything that has been going on. With the amount of attention to detail in the snagging report that we received that was also sent the same day. It was easy to understand and work from. Well worth his fee, could not recommend more on a new build home!

Alex Clegg

Ian is highly professional and knowledgeable in his field, this is evident in how he carries out the inspection and points out to you details that you would not have thought about or even noticed. The report is highly detailed with photographs and enabled us to provide our house builder with the list of snags at the earliest stage so that we can engage with them while trades are onsite. I would recommend Ian to provide a snagging report as my first choice.

Ivan Buckle

Extremely professional, efficient and reassuring service: was nervous about buying a new-build, but Ian's expertise has made a huge difference. Also faultlessly helpful and polite and answered all my (possibly stupid) questions! Can't recommend him enough and the service is worth every penny.

Rebecca Hornby

Cannot recommended Ian enough.
Ian was amazing so helpful with great information and hints and tips!
Ian has amazing attention to detail, Ian sat with us after and explained everything, Within 2 hours of Ian leaving we had a full in-depth report.
Thank you so much Ian you was amazing and I will fully recommend you to friends & family.

Tinashe Lincoln

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Head Office

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