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Handover Inspection Reports

A pre handover inspection or Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) is a type of building report for the buyer of a newly constructed home and takes place prior to the buyer taking possession of their new home but after all the building work has been completed.

It's generally the final stage in the construction of a home or unit, and an essential step in the home building process so that buyers can be certain that the work carried out on their new home has been done to the agreed upon standards and properly completed. 

As an independent party, our building inspectors work for the buyer to identify any outstanding defects and/or incomplete finishes, making sure the building will meet industry standards. A handover inspection and report highlights in detail any minor defects in quality, omissions, imperfections, as well as general building defects and poor workmanship, following a thorough inspection of all areas of the new property (internal and external). 

Unfinished work located during pre-purchase inspectionPoor workmanship located during a pre purchase inspection

This is an overall building inspection report where we are looking to ensure that the property is complete and ready for the new buyer to move in.

Unfortunately, we are often called upon to carry out handover building inspections only to find the property is not finished, even when constructed by reputable builders. As we do not want to waste our time  or your money, it is important that you are satisfied that the builder and all other tradesman have completely finished before ordering your Handover report.

Prices to carry out a Handover Inspection Report start at $380.00 for a unit. Please contact your local Inspect My Home office for an accurate quote.

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For more information about our building and pest inspection services visit our Help Centre. To arrange a handover inspection, visit our booking page for a quote or contact us free on 1300 337 447.

Why Choose Us?

  • We're fully licensed & insured - did you know that inspectors don't require a license in some states?
  • Reports within 24 hours - receive a detailed report by email within 24 hours, or on the same day in urgent cases
  • Detailed reports - our easy to understand reports contain photos and are independent of any third party. We work for you!
  • We'll handle your agent - we will liaise with your real estate agent to confirm an inspection time and keep you informed.
  • Verbal Report - can be provided upon request.
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