Houspect provides professional Handover Inspections and reports for apartment unit owners and investors in the Northern Territory.
A final handover inspection is an important consideration when buying a home or investment property. Whether you have purchased an off the plan apartment or are buying a new apartment, it is important to know the final construction and finishes are completed to a good standard without defects or problems.
Many owners and investors do not have the skills or knowledge to identify defects or poor workmanship. Without an independent handover inspection, you could be left with defects and problems that could be expensive to rectify later, or even cause worse problems later on.
Once the construction process is complete and after a final clean of the property has been undertaken, our qualified building inspectors examine the unit and complete a report that describes any problems or defects.
This handover inspection is a key opportunity to check that your new apartment has been completed to an acceptable standard and that it gives you the ability to have any problems or imperfections rectified before you take possession of the property.
Many areas of the Northern Territory have special building requirements for cyclone zones and it is important these are checked for conformance to building codes.
What Does the Report Provide?
A Houspect Handover Inspection report is a comprehensive and independent document completed in accordance with Australian Standards.
Our Handover Inspection report describes the final condition of the completed construction work and details of the final finishes. The report will describe any defects and problems in easy to understand language and where appropriate has supporting information and photographs.
Houspect Building Inspectors use a detailed handover inspection checklist to help identify whether the construction and workmanship on your new apartment unit has been completed in accordance with the National Construction Code, applicable Australian Standards and acceptable standards of workmanship.
The report can be used in discussions with your builder to help ensure they rectify any issues before occupancy. Often our clients simply hand the report to their builder, who will then use it to help complete any rectification works.
If a dispute arises with the builder, the Houspect Handover Inspection Report can be used in the dispute resolution process.
Your report also contains a glossary of technical terms to help you understand the report.
About the Houspect Building Inspector
All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide expert, independent and unbiased information on the condition of the property.
What Does Our Handover Inspection Cover?
The handover inspection report is a comprehensive and detailed report that covers the entire apartment and includes items like:
- Quality of the final finishes, including paintwork, plastering and tiling
- External cladding and finishes to balconies
- Walls, ceilings and floors
- Doors and frames (internal and external)
- Windows and frames, internal (external where possible)
- Cabinets and wardrobes
- Fixtures and fittings
- And many other items