Checklist for off the plan settlement and final inspection
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Version 4: June 2015.
FINAL INSPECTION CHECK LIST (OFF THE PLAN)
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Tip: Inspect the property during a bright sunny day, preferably during daytime/lunch time; this will enable you to view the paint job and any default in a better light.
What to bring:
- Sale contract with the full inclusion list
- Pen and Paper
- Measuring tape
- Hairdryer Or Phone charger
- A small cup ( Plastic one or your used coffee cup is fine as well)
- Camera or Smart phone with camera function
- Extra person for a second set of eyes and help
- This checklist
- Paint is not bleeding through. If done properly ( ie min 2 coat of paint) you should not see the color of the base material, this can only be check during the daytime, under good light.
Electricity/ Power point and appliance
- Test all power point ( with Hairdryer Or Phone charger)
- Make sure there is a power point where the microwave or fridge will sit
- Know the location of the meter box
- Check all light switches works
- Check all inbuilt appliance is there as per your inclusion and are functioning;
Tip: Ensure you get a copy (Normally it's in the microwave/ Dishwasher) of the warranty, insurance and instruction manual for each appliance
- Ensure that the hot water system is functioning - is the water from the hot tap, hot?
- Turn on multiple taps ( 2 to 3) at the same time and ensure sufficent pressure is maintained
- Half fill the sinks and remove plug and ensure water drains properly
Tip: When testing the water for the laundry tap there is normally no bucket or sink to catch the water, use the cup you bought or coffee cup as a mini bucket to catch the water.
- Check the shower screen seal ( on the bottom- plastic) is correctly fitted and there's no gap.
- Make sure the toilet flush properly and refills properly with no abnormal noise
Final run down
- Check there are no Stain marks on the carpet
- Check for any major scratch on appliance or glass.
- Check the windows close and open properly
- Check all blinds/ curtains
- For window locks / make sure they provide you with a copy of the key
- Check all door locks and make sure keys are supplied ( interior and exterior)
- Check the alarm system work and you understand how to change the password
- Check the intercom system and you understand how it works
- Make sure you know where the TV Port and internet ports are located and which ISP are available for this building ( Cable/ ADSL/ NBN)
- Are ALL inclusion as per sale contract included ( Brand, size and type of appliance etc)
Tip: You may want to measure out the spaces so that you can go furniture shopping - Ie fridge space/ Laundry/ bed/ sofa/ TV.
Lastly if you buy a fridge with a auto icemaker or Water cooler; you have to make sure that space is fitted with a plumbing tap for the water.
Enjoy your new Home or Investment :)
( Final inspection_Checklist_ Off the plan_Shapehomeloans_June 2015)
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