Maintenance and Warranty Inspection

In the months after handover, once you’ve moved in, your new home will start to settle and perhaps there will be some movement, and several defects will become apparent (and many will not!).

Because of this fact, many builders have a Maintenance & Warranty period of somewhere between 3-12 months, where at the end of this time, the builder will meet you to inspect and discuss any problems or issues, and they will be addressed by the builder. This is the last time the builder will be interested in addressing any issues, therefore it is extremely important you properly identify any and all maintenance and warranty issues, so they can be rectified.

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Maintenance and Warranty Inspection

This is the last time the builder will be interested in addressing any issues, therefore it is extremely important you properly identify any and all maintenance and warranty issues, so they can be rectified. When a home-owner presents their issues to the builder’s maintenance supervisor at these inspections, they are often told that it is not a warranty item, or that it is too hard or too disruptive to fix, therefore it usually doesn’t get properly fixed…
When you have an experienced, professional and completely independent quality inspector prepare a Maintenance & Warranty report for you, we can ensure that you are not misled about which items are the responsibility of the builder, and which are not.
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We inspect every part of your new home, which will normally include the following:

  • All external brickwork walls and cladding
  • Fascia, gutters, eaves and roof areas
  • Window and door frames/glazing
  • Under the house if built on stumps
  • All internal walls, cornices and ceilings
  • Doors, architraves & skirtings
  • All floor coverings
  • Test all taps and waste pipes
  • Kitchen and bathroom cupboards
  • Appliances if installed
  • Painting and timber staining
  • Check wet areas for possible leaks
  • Wall & floor tiling
  • Garage and carport areas
  • Ground levels around house
  • Concrete driveways and paving
  • Inside the roof space

When Is This Stage Ready To Inspect?

You will possibly receive notification from your builder that your 3, 6 or 12 month maintenance and warranty period is coming to an end, and they wish to arrange a time to do an inspection. This is not always the case, so you should check your tender and contract documents, or contact your builder to confirm. We will also check anything else we can see, in any area we can get into… We also carry tools to ensure we can inspect everything, such as a ladder, levels, torch, extending mirror, tape measure & ruler, laser measurer etc.
We have completed countless Maintenance & Warranty Inspections throughout Melbourne and surrounding areas, and know where issues are likely to arise, and thoroughly inspect and document these issues and defects, so you have confidence that you can give your builder a proper list of outstanding problems, not just a partial list…
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View Sample Reports

Upon completion of your home inspection, a detailed and comprehensive inspection report will be provided via email. Click the button below to check out an example of our reports from a recent project.

Our Inspection Process

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Get in touch

Simply fill out the online form with some information about your new home so we can send you a quote.

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Send the documents

Once you accept our quote, we will request the documents and information we will need from you.

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Confirm the booking

Our friendly team will contact either yourself or the builder to confirm the inspection date and time.

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Site inspection

One of our highly experienced inspectors will visit the site of your home to carry out a comprehensive inspection.

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Send the report

Our detailed and easy to understand report will be sent to you via email within a few hours of the inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most builders offer a maintenance period, so you can have any issues that may arise on your new home fixed. Depending on your builder, this is either 3, 6, or 12 months after completion.

Depending on the issue, the builder may be responsible for the costs to fix it. This is not always the case, as it depends on the individual warranties and guarantees provided by the builder under the contract and related laws. Our maintenance and warranty inspection will outline all of the defects that the builder must rectify.

For any urgent electrical, plumbing, or security related issues, you should contact your builder immediately to have them addressed. They will be able to give you more information about how the issues can be quickly rectified. These urgent issues should net wait until the 3, 6, or 12 month maintenance and warranty inspection.

Most homes experience some form of movement as it settles, and small issues may become apparent, such as minor cracking, or issues with doors and cupboards, and even loose plumbing pipes and fixtures. The maintenance and warranty inspection will identify all of these issues, including any issues that should have been completed at handover, and document them into a simple report that you can provide to your builder.

      • Once you have provided the builder with a list of maintenance and warranty inspection defects, they must fix them within the agreed time.

If the defects are not rectified, then we recommend that you contact your builder to discuss your concerns. You will be able to request to have your concerns escalated to the construction manager or the building manager. If you are unhappy with the response from your builder and need more information on actions you can take, we would recommend that you speak with Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria. They can be contacted on 1300 557 559 or via their website at www.dbdrv.vic.gov.au

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