Handover Inspections in Brisbane occur when a home has reached practical completion or can be handed over. To have a handover inspection the building must be suitable for habitation, meaning it must be move-in ready. The house can however have a few outstanding touch-ups that need to be made like paintwork, but cannot have any major defects. This inspection should be at the point where you are about to make your final payment. It is important that a final payment is not made before your handover inspection in Brisbane as this could lead to unfinished work.
What are Handover Inspections:
A handover inspection is an extremely thorough inspection. Inspectors like Bayside Lifestyles will inspect the house for any impurities once it is completed, ensuring the house meets the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the owners’ standards.
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What a Bayside Lifestyles inspector will look for when conducting a handover inspection:
- Presence of appliances;
- Presence of installations;
- Building defects;
- Quality of finish;
- Fittings and fixtures;
- Cosmetic defects;
- Incomplete work;
- And more.
Why they are needed:
Handover inspections protect you from moving into an inadequate house that is not finished to the Australian standard and yours. It is vital that a handover inspection in Brisbane is completed prior to final payment of the new build. This protects you from the unlikely event of a builder not finishing the work promised once paid. Think of it as an incentive for the builder to complete the project to a high quality. Bayside Lifestyles conducts thorough handover inspections in Brisbane that will identify any and all impurities, discrepancies, and issues with your new build.