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Professional Handover Inspectors At Your Service

You have been hands on  in the planning and building of your new residence  for months. The completion is just about in sight and you are already planning where the furniture will be placed, but before you sign off to take possession, did you make sure  that you checked each aspect of the build for compliance and workmanship? Have you had a Handover or Completion Inspection in Melbourne or Geelong?

A handover inspection is an investigation of your brand new property BEFORE you take possession . This is where Resicert will go through everything in the home, from foundations to the ridge beam and make sure everything is in order.

Inspection in Melbourne or Geelong

A builder cannot  prevent you (or a person authorised in writing to represent you) or your lending institution from examining the building work as allowed by the contract or by regulations under the Act. A contract cannot stop  inspections except by limiting them to normal working hours or not authorising inspections that would unreasonably impede or interfere with the building work.

REF: Building Commission: Notice to the Homeowner

Why do you need a handover examination?

This is your last chance to find any setbacks with the house before you take ownership and the contractor is done . You want everything to be right in order to avoid disputes with the builder later on who is responsible for the problem and whether it is covered by your warranty.

What will our property inspector do?

The inspector will take note of  any specific concerns you may have about something that may be a concern , but you don’t feel the contractor has given a complete answer for. The inspector will complete a top to bottom examination, inside and out including:

  • Exterior walls and siding
  • Roof and flashing
  • Foundation and Basement walls
  • Every room including any fixtures, fittings, door and window hardware
  • Drainage (if there was any required)
  • Check to make sure all work is complete
  • Inspect the quality of the work
  • Make sure you are getting exactly what you paid for

You want to be assured you are getting exactly what was expected.

All of our reports are clear and easy to read and are available within 48 hours. You will also get a complete verbal assessment before the inspector leaves.

We have 4 different levels of inspections available. All reports cover structural certainty, roof cavity, subfloor, interior of every room, outside house perimeter, fences, outbuildings and trees.

The higher the inspection level, the more detail about the home you will receive in the reporting process.

Click to the right to receive a quote for the different levels of inspection and associated detail.
The price depends on some factors. To provide a quote we need to know something more about your house. Use the form on this page, and tell us a little bit more about the property.

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Why Resicert

  • 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.
  • Constant communication through all steps of the inspection service.
  • Fast response and turn around times within 48 hours.
  • Digital report (with photos) which fully complies with Australian Standards AS 4349.1-2007.
  • Clear and easy to understand report.
  • More than 20 years experience in property.
  • Ongoing support for any future queries.
  • Customer Satisfaction is our number one concern
  • ISO 9001 quality certified
  • Fully Insured – Multi-Million in coverage