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New Home Handover Inspection

Our inspections are conducted throughout all Australian capital cities including greater Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart Perth and Brisbane. Different building type such as house, villa, townhouse, unit, apartment building inspection are conducted by our experienced trade qualified building inspectors and surveyors.

What's a New Home Handover Inspection?

New Home Handover Inspection is the final stage of a new home stages inspection, also known as a construction or phase inspection,   is an invaluable service for anyone who is looking to have a reliable and non-biased professional opinion regarding the quality and installation practices being utilized on their new home during the building process.

Completed in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1, our experienced building inspectors will comprehensively assess all the building components, describing the existing condition and explaining likely repairs and indications for remedial work as well as any maintenance required prior to the property purchase.

Handover Inspection / Practical Completion

Before the builder can request or receive the contractual completion payment in accordance with the Building Act, he must ensure that: All contractual work has been completed in accordance with all laws, legal requirements, plans and specifications relevant partners. All identified or noted minor defects and omissions must be recorded on a duly signed defect document. The contractor must provide the client with test and warranty certificates, including the final certificate issued by the construction certifier.

At the time of practical completion, a defect document would have been filled out as follows:

–   List of minor defects and minor omissions agreed upon by both the contractor and the owner;
–   Indicate when the contractor should address these matters;
–   List of minor defects or omissions that the owner believes exist; and
–   To be signed by the owner and the contractor (or only signed by the contractor if he has made all reasonable efforts to obtain the owner’s signature).

The builder is obliged to remedy non-structural defects within 12 months after completion of the building.
Non-structural defects or omissions found within the 12-month period can be reported in writing to the contractor within a reasonable period.
It is imperative that all communication is in writing, signed and dated as much as possible, and that copies of all correspondence are kept.

Structural defects should not even enter the practical delivery / completion phase as they must be remedied before now.
Practical completion / delivery is achieved when the building under construction is basically ready for delivery, consisting of: 

complete electrical fixtures, complete sanitary fixtures, complete tiling, 

shower wall mounting, final assembly, and integrated components (towel racks , TP supports, door stops, locks, etc.), 

Roof insulation, interior painting, equipment and appliances, pergola,

railings, exterior concrete or sidewalks, rainwater tanks, expansion of retaining walls, 

landscaping, irrigation of buildings, mailboxes, exterior paint, carpets, blinds, 

all connected and functional objects within the scope of the contractual agreement.

Only after reaching these stages is the building ready for a delivery inspection or a practical final inspection

Lead Inspector

Mac Beshai

Sample Inspection Report

Ann Wang
Ann Wang
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Our NBI inspector took his time to do a thorough inspection and answer all our questions afterwards. It was great value for prospective buyer like us. Have to give them 5 stars.
Lily Chammile
Lily Chammile
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We used NBI after a friend recommended them to us for our pre-sale inspection of the property and they have been fantastic. Their website was easy to use and all the information you need was laid out clearly. No hidden costs whatsoever. The inspector completed their inspection and the report came out the same day.
Davinder R
Davinder R
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I had a new house stage inspections done through national building inspections and it was a great experience. They did detailed reports with photos and all the defects were masking taped so it was easy to identify and reinspect after rectification. Really professional and I would recommend them to anyone that wants a unbiased inspection report during construction.
Marco Gracie
Marco Gracie
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Good service at the right price. he was very detailed and save us from buying a lemon. I would highly recommend.
Cindy Park
Cindy Park
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Mac did such an outstanding job with the entire inspection. He scheduled with my agent from start to finish and come up with a detailed report. I am very happy with his work.
Dona Williams
Dona Williams
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Allan is prompt, professional and he communicates well with us. He explains his findings with figures and facts that enabled us to make an informed decision.
Rand Pugh
Rand Pugh
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Their followup is fantastic!

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