We have seen many problems arise from property owners not having a building inspection expert do their handover inspection. A few hundred dollars spent at this point is a sound investment because it could very well save you thousands later, especially if certain building defects or other issues are missed, and you may have no come back on the builder after handover has happened and the final payment is paid.
Doing a PCI or Handover Inspection is not merely looking for a few cosmetic defects to interior paintwork and then thinking the job is done. There are many types of building defects we come across every day that require rectification under the Australian Standards.
As a Property Manager why would you even offer to take the responsibility for something as important as a Practical Completion Inspection? Sure you might know a lot about real estate but if you are not a licensed builder or building consultant you are best to leave the Handover Inspection to someone like All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports “ASBIR” who do these inspections every day and know exactly what to look for.
Many building defects are not visible to the untrained eye and are only picked up by an experienced building consultant who is also a licensed builder, and is fully conversant with Australian Building Codes and Standards.
Sometimes it might also be necessary to liaise with the builder regarding rectification works, and the prospect of getting in the middle of a building dispute is no fun! This is also why we discourage property managers from doing handover inspections for property owners. This is where we come in; this is just part of what we do!
ASBIR inspections are comprehensive and superior in that we inspect many areas and aspects of a property that other handover inspection companies don’t. Check out our website to see the list of things we look for at Handover. https:///www.asbir.com.au/our-services/handovers
If you are at the stage of planning to build or just starting construction of your new home or investment property, you may also wish to consider having stage inspections throughout construction e.g. at slab, frame, enclosed and pre-paint stages.
If you are building a new home or investment property in Caboolture, Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast we hope you will consider having ASBIR conduct your quality inspections, in particular your Handover Inspection or PCI at Practical Completion.
Centrally based in the Caboolture / Morayfield area we service all suburbs of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to a radius of 120km from our office, as far as Gympie in the North, and South as far as Burleigh on the Gold Coast, and to Ipswich as far out as Rosewood in the West. For more information, please call us on 1300 553 007, email us at email@example.com or visit our website at https:///www.asbir.com.au/