If you are wondering about the meaning of terms such as “practical completion” and “maintenance period report” in Perth, you’re not alone. Homebuyers often misunderstand these terms. Practical completion generally refers to the point where a house is completed or mostly completed and reasonably fit for occupation. Typically, there will be a practical completion inspection; we often attend at this time to ensure the build is at practical completion and to provide a professional inspection , with the client and the supervisor agreeing on a list of items that need addressing. The builder usually has a contractual obligation to fix these problems, but this may or may not happen before the handover. However, most builders will attempt to complete all these tasks before the handover, because they know the importance of good, reliable service and to ensure that your house is in good shape before you move in (or shortly thereafter). At Housecalls Property Inspections, we offer inspections for the maintenance period or ‘Defects Liability Period’.
The Importance of a Practical Completion in Perth
A practical completion inspection allows an independent inspector such as Housecalls to assess your home thoroughly from the foundation to the finishing touches. Here are a few of the benefits of these inspections.
- Professional experience. An experienced inspector will be able to detect defects that someone not in the industry may not notice. They will help ensure that every imperfection is found and corrected so that your house is just right.
- A negotiating tool. Your inspection report can act as a useful negotiating tool should it show significant faults in the final stages of completion.
- Peace of mind. The last thing you want to have to worry about when moving into your brand-new house is repairs. Your inspection will give you the peace of mind you deserve as you move into your new property worry-free.
Related Services We Provide to a Liability Period Report in Perth
Homebuyers too often overlook building inspection reports. However, these reports can save you thousands in repairs that shouldn’t be your responsibility. At Housecalls, we provide a range of inspection services, including:
- Pre-purchase structural inspections. Our pre-purchase property inspections can give you vital information about your new home, ideal for homebuyers who want intensive reports that cover structural items, property condition overviews, and major maintenance items.
- Investigation reports. If you suspect that you may have a problem with your home but aren’t sure how big a problem it is, we can help. Moisture issues, sagging ceilings, wall plaster cracking, and roof frame deflections are common issues we investigate.
- Builder liability maintenance reports. If you have moved into your new home and the liability period in Perth is approaching, it’s time to compile a list of defects you want the builder to fix. We can help you uncover all the issues they should address.
About Housecalls Property Inspections
At Housecalls, we can inspect your property at multiple points throughout the process of the build, allowing us to catch problems early. We can also inspect established homes for leaks and cracks to determine the best course of remedial action. We are members of the Master Builders’ Association and Inspect WA have more than three decades of experience. Contact us today to learn more.