When you’re moving into a brand new house, the last thing you want to be dealing with is repairing items that the tradesmen have missed or, worse, seen and tried to conceal.

Pre handover inspections allow you to get any defects in the building work seen to before the builder hands over the keys, making it easier and more convenient to get everything fixed prior to you and your family moving in. Our inspectors will examine every element of your new home to make sure it is safe and feels as brand new as it is.

In a pre-handover new home inspection, we will inspect the following items:

Boundary Area

  • Driveways
  • Paths
  • Outbuildings
  • Fencing
  • Built-up garden areas

Sub Floor Area

  • Sub-floor ventilation
  • Decay or warning signs of decay, especially under the bathrooms,
  • laundries and kitchens of the house
  • Piers and footings
  • Termite caps

Roof Cavity

  • Roof frame
  • Hazards such as unprotected wiring
  • Sarking and insulation


  • External electrical fittings – ensure they are installed according to Australian Standards and connected correctly to safety switches


  • Internal walls
  • Plasterwork
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundries
  • Kitchens
  • Drainage Pipes
  • Water leakage

Building Exterior

  • Exterior walls
  • Decking, patios, verandas, balconies and other outdoor living areas.
  • External woodwork such as doors and window frames

Broken/Damaged Tiles

  • Tiles correctly secured
  • Chimney and flue structures
  • Flashings
  • Guttering, ridges, valleys and downpipes

Report in 24 Hours of Inspection

We know that you will be eager to move into your new home, and so our pre handover inspections report will be in your hand within 24 hours of the inspection having taken place

To learn more, contact us today on 0433 094 190, or click here to send us an e-mail.

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the Macedon Ranges, contact ZYNC House Inspections today!