Handover Inspection for Apartments & Units

Houspect provides professional Handover Inspections & Reports for Apartment and Unit owners and investors in Melbourne and regional Victoria including Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Warragul and surrounding areas.

Building a new apartment or unit is a complex process and a Final Handover Inspection is vital to ensure that all work has been completed to an acceptable standard before you move in.

A Handover Inspection is an important consideration when buying a new residence or investment property. Whether you have purchased an off-the-plan apartment or one already completed, it is vital to know that the final construction and finishes are good quality without any defects or issues remaining.

Why have a Final Handover Inspection Report done?

Many owners and investors do not have the skills or knowledge to identify defects or poor quality workmanship. Without an independent Handover Inspection, you could be left with problems that are expensive to rectify, or which may become more serious later on.

This is an ideal time, just prior to contractual completion and occupancy, to consider conducting a final inspection of your new apartment or unit. The Final Handover Inspection Report offers vital information about the standard of workmanship and gives you the ability to have any defects or imperfections rectified before you take possession of the property.

What Benefits Does the Report Provide?

A Houspect Handover Inspection report is a comprehensive and independent document completed in accordance with Australian Standards. The report will identify if the construction and workmanship on your building project has been completed in accordance with the National Construction Code, applicable Australian Standards and whether or not it meets an acceptable standard of workmanship.

Once the construction process is complete and a final site clean has been conducted on the property, our qualified Building Inspectors examine the apartment, using a checklist to highlight any remaining issues, detailing the final condition and finishes of the completed construction work in easy-to-understand language. Any issues are highlighted with additional supporting information and photographs where relevant. The report also contains a Glossary of Technical Terms to assist you in understanding your report.

The report can be used to clarify any rectification requirements for your building contractor, prior to occupancy. Many clients simply hand the report to their builder, who will then use it to address any rectification works. If a dispute subsequently arises with the builder, the Houspect Handover Inspection Report can be used in the dispute resolution process.

About Houspect Building Inspectors

So we can provide you with unbiased, independent property condition assessments, all Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed expert builders with many years’ experience in the industry.

What Does Our Handover Inspection Cover?

The Final Handover Inspection Report is a comprehensive and detailed report that covers the entire apartment (where accessible) 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

For more information or to book a Final Handover Inspection at your location, call Houspect on 03 9808 4000, email us at info@houspectvic.com.au or complete our online enquiry form.

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