When you are at the completion stage of your home build, it’s important to ensure the building is up to scratch so you don’t get a nasty (and potentially very expensive) surprise down the track.
As part of your handover from your builder, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a building inspection.
Whether you choose an architect, building consultant or specialist building advisory inspector to undertake the inspection, check they are licensed and insured (professional indemnity and public liability are musts) and also provide a guarantee with their services.
Once they are engaged, you can agree on the scope of services, which should generally include an inspection of:
If defects are found during the inspection, liaise with your builder to have them rectified within an agreed period.