Property inspection: 5 items you should be aware of
The inspection of the new property is the moment when the buyer can assess whether everything that was agreed with the construction company was executed correctly. This is an essential step in the unit’s delivery process, carried out at the end of the work.
But for this evaluation to be really useful and fulfill its objective, it is recommended to follow some procedures. Check out in this post some aspects that should be taken into consideration when inspecting the property.
1. When should I do the inspection?
The inspection is carried out at the end of the work, when the project has completed the work, waiting for the occupancy permit, a document provided by the city hall. Cyrela sends an e-mail and SMS to customers who have units free to schedule the inspection. Scheduling is done via the Customer Portal and you receive a confirmation email from it. It is very important not to miss the inspection stage, as it is essential for you to have the assurance that your property will be in perfect condition when you pick up the keys.
2. Why can’t I inspect the work whenever I want?
Restricting inspection times has the main function of protecting the buyer. The construction site is an environment that presents a series of risks, which need to be mitigated for the access of strangers to the works.
Therefore, the construction company establishes specific moments for this visit, when it is possible to guarantee the buyer’s safety. It is also worth noting that the inspection is different from the collective visit, which is carried out during the works and allows buyers to see how the project is progressing.
3. Which items must be analyzed in the survey?
The inspection is the time to analyze items such as the structure of the property, its measurements and the materials used. Cyrela offers its customers a checklist indicating all the points that must be evaluated. It is also interesting to bring a camera, or even a cell phone, to take pictures and keep records of the inspection.
The electrical and hydraulic installations, for example, must be tested to check if there is equipment that is malfunctioning or with any problem related to the installation.
Also check if the internal measurements are in accordance with the floor plan of the property. Check the level of the floor, especially in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, to see if the drainage is correct. Paint, coating and linings should be checked for signs of leaks.
Also be aware of so-called apparent vices, such as cracked glass or scratched countertops. These problems, if not pointed out during the inspection of the property, lose the warranty granted free of charge by the construction company.
In addition, hidden problems can be resolved by technical support if covered by the warranty.
4. What to do if you encounter problems in the property?
During the inspection, you will fill in the inspection report, in which the status of all analyzed structures will be registered. These notes are checked in the presence of a representative of the construction company.
If nonconformities are identified, the construction company must carry out all the necessary repairs and adjustments and will invite the buyer to carry out a new inspection.
5. What type of property can be inspected?
The inspection of the property must be carried out in the units purchased while still on the plant. For properties available in stock, that is, purchased ready-made, there is no possibility of carrying out the procedure.
These are the main points that need to be considered when inspecting your new property. Remember that, in addition to checking that everything is ok with your new apartment, this is a good time to clear up all your doubts about the unit.