Mar 27, 2008 5:32 pm
Finally we are having our Home Presentation Appointment next week... this is where we find all the defects and note them down... any advice on how to handle this situation... i.e what to say / what not to say... things to look out for??
all advice is great advice as we've never been down this road before!
thanks to all.
Re: Home Presentation Appointment2
Mar 27, 2008 9:18 pm
don't get too excited about the new house, you are there to check for defects not visiting display home, if you miss anything it's very hard to get them back to fix it.
Have a look at this post: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=5573
Just a few points:
1. bring a recorder, a digital camera with huge memory card, a notebook, a 10M tape
2. bounce and jump on every corner, every room, specially upstair stairs, also knock on every wall, look for any noises.
3. if you have sliding windows, check if sliding part can be removed (normally you lift it up). Sometimes the trades person adjusted it quite tight. If you can't remove it, you can't clean the fly screen or the other side of the window.
4. check every wall/ceiling for places where painting job wasn't done properly or un-level surface
5. turn on all taps, check if any of the sinks/basins leaks, pour some water all over the places: around the sink/basin, around the taps, not just inside the sink!
6. fill all bath tub/spa tub to at least half full, check for leaks (specially if it's 2 storey houses)
7. for kitchen, check if there's huge gap under the benchtop
8. check every sink and benchtop for signs of scratches or cracks
9. check for signs of leaking in the bathroom, e.g. wet concrete.
10. check under the toile water tank see if it leaks
11. check if the floor tiles in wet area got shaded clour (see this post: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=5640&highlight=)
12. if it's 2 storey, look out from the 1st floor window and check all the gutters for sign of water if possible
13. bring a good quality video/still camera with high zoom, stand from streets around your house and check the roof for crack tiles.
14. hire your own private inspector
15. spend at least 15-30min in every room and check every corner, don't rush
16. don't pay last payment until all issues resolved
Hope this helps!
Re: Home Presentation Appointment3
Mar 27, 2008 9:23 pm
Also have a look at this one:
and this one:
Re: Home Presentation Appointment4
Mar 28, 2008 10:51 am
Bring a torch look at back of all cupboards etc
Bring High powered electric light (builders halo) and shine on all walls look for any problems with fix and paint. Look for any 'wave' in walls especially if you have any walls of great length.
Bring some light bulbs, make sure all points work. Same for power.
Use laser level if you can get one.
Re: Home Presentation Appointment6
Mar 31, 2008 9:50 am
Thank you for your advice, i certainly will be following this.
I think my list of defects will be huge.....
May be you should visit your site before the handover and check all external stuffs yourself first, or even sneak in if possible...
The more you check, the more problems you might found, and more comfortable you will be...
Re: Home Presentation Appointment7
Apr 01, 2008 4:48 pm
we have already done that, but thanks for the advice anyways!
got a big list for external things and a smaller list for inside which i'm hoping they have already picked up on and fixed as the house is locked and we are unable to go in and check properly.
Can't wait till tomorrow... i'm getting fired up already!
Re: Home Presentation Appointment10
Apr 04, 2008 6:34 pm
How did you go?
Grandview 36 on Beautiful Bribie
Site Start Dec 5th 2007
Projected completion May 12th 2008 NOPE
Handover 24th June 2008
Moved in 11th July 2008
Wating on one final thing - Still - Oct 2009
Re: Home Presentation Appointment11
Apr 07, 2008 9:56 am
not too bad...
they have about 40 defects to fix.. there were another couple of items that i wasn't too happy with but they said it was within their tolerance...
see topic below:
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