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Handover Inspection

Not all Handover Inspections Reports are the same

The purpose of a Handover is to inspect a newly built home immediately before it is handed over to the new owner at the end of the construction process and is often triggered by the builder requesting the final stage payment. The Handover is also referred to as Practical Completion in most contracts. When a Handover Inspection is booked arrangements are made with the builder to visit the site to conduct the inspection. The timing of the inspection is critical and should be undertaken only when the builder has completely finished all aspects of construction and a fin al clean has been done.

The inspector examines the home looking for and documenting any defects or incomplete work. Importantly, and unlike certification which only ensure that the minimum standards have been met by the builder, a Handover Inspection examines the home against accepted industry standards of quality and workmanship.

Many people are not aware that unlike Pre-Purchase inspections anyone can conduct a Handover Inspection in Queensland. There is no legal requirement to be a qualified builder, to be licenced and to be insured. Because of this, it is important to check the credentials of the inspection company you get to conduct a Handover for you.

A good Handover Inspection Report should document any defects with photographs and recommendations, confirm that the build is completed and provide a list of Items for the builder to address.

In a nut shell, you get a detailed pre-purchase like inspection with a report for you plus a list of items for the builder to fix.

If you chose ABIS to conduct your inspection you can be assured that your inspector is:

  1. an experienced builder who can talk to your builder in their own language,
  2. is licenced builder and building inspector with the QBCC and
  3. carries professional insurance.

ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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