The importance of engaging a property inspector on a new build property prior to handover.
Purchasing a new build property can be an exciting process, but it is essential to ensure that the property is of high quality and free from any defects before taking ownership. This is where a property inspector comes in. Engaging a property inspector before handover is essential to protect your investment and ensure that your new home is up to standard.
Here are some of the reasons why it is important to engage a property inspector and why we strongly advise it for all of our new build property owners:
- Identify Defects Early On: Property inspectors have the expertise and experience to identify defects that may not be noticeable to the untrained eye. They will inspect the property thoroughly, from the roof to the foundation, to ensure that everything is in good condition. This early detection of defects can save you from costly repairs down the road.
- Ensure Quality Workmanship: Property inspectors will also examine the workmanship of the construction to ensure that the building meets the relevant standards and regulations. They will look for things like uneven floors, improperly installed doors and windows, and other signs of poor workmanship.
- Gain Peace of Mind: Knowing that your new home is up to standard and free from defects can provide you with peace of mind. Engaging a property inspector gives you the assurance that your investment is protected and that you are getting what you paid for.
- Protect Your Interests: If any defects are identified, the property inspector can provide a report that details their findings. This report can be used as evidence in negotiations with the builder or developer to resolve any issues. In some cases, the inspector may also be able to negotiate a reduced price or other concessions on your behalf.
In conclusion, engaging a property inspector before handover is an important step in protecting your investment and ensuring that your new home is of high quality and free from defects. Don’t take any chances when it comes to one of the largest investments of your life.
Talk to us today about the process and how we can help you start your investment property off on the right track.