A Pre-Handover Inspection on your brand new home is a must. Make sure you are getting what you paid for.The handover of a brand new home can come after months or even years of building. Don't rush to accept your new home if you feel it is not up to scratch. Get a professional and licensed master builder in to give you a second opinion.
What is a Pre-Handover Inspection?
A Pre-Handover Inspection is often completed as a standalone inspection which typically takes place immediately after the handing over of keys and prior to final payment to the builder.
A Pre-Handover Inspection may also occur as the final inspection as part of an on-going Building Progress Inspection. This inspection ensures you that you are getting a house that is up to the standards of a licensed builder and what would be expected when purchasing a new home.
What does The Hunter Inspector look for in a Pre-Handover Inspection?
While it is difficult to list out ALL the things The Hunter Inspector will look for, some common items which are sought after include:
- Quality of finished wall linings
- Quality of Paintwork
- Waterproofness of the shower cubicle
- Quality of door fittings (rattling, binding, uneven gapping)
- Quality of insulation installation in the roof void
- Adequacy of the roof structure
Some items which are more aesthetic issues, however still should not appear in a brand new home include:
- Drummy tiles
- Chipped or cracked tiles
- Chipped or cracked benchtops
- Cracked mirrors
- Tap flanges not installed
- Unfinished areas (typically internals of wardrobes)
- Sealing of internal doors (tops and bottoms)
If a dwelling is atop piers, during our inspection of the subfloor we typically look for:
- Adequate installation of Ant Caps
- Overall structural adequacy of the subfloor
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