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Why do I need a Handover Report?

What is a handover report? 

A handover inspection takes places when a home reaches the final completion, or is ready for handover, meaning all of the building work is complete. With the handover report being issued it is now ‘suitable for habitation’. The home has power, water and is weatherproof.
At ABIS we provide a comprehensive handover report. Checking everything from site conditions, soil erosion to the correct support of the bath installation.  

When is a handover report provided?

A handover report is provided at the completion stage of building a new dwelling. If it is a renovation it will be issued when all major defects have been rectified. This means that if some of the painting hasn’t been finished it is still ok to be issued.

This is also where the new a homeowner would make the final payment. When the handover report is issued the sign over can take place.

Some contracts require the builder to provide all certificates from throughout the stages of building at the time of the final inspection. 
Here is a list of the certificates needed to keep on file:

  • certificates of inspection (e.g. slab, frame, waterproofing)
  • the practical completion certificate (for a new home)                    
  • reports, notices or other documentation issued by services providers (e.g. electricity, gas, telephone, water or sewerage). Note: If you have any problems with appliances after handover, contact the product supplier not your contractor.
  • product warranties for appliances

For more information on making sure your home is correctly certified or if you have any questions regarding the handover certification process please contact us today.

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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