What is a Final Report?
A Final Report is an inexpensive way of
ensuring new building work is up to scratch. The Report will
Who does it?
- items which are unfinished (incomplete work), which
often includes numerous minor issues;
- problems which need
fixing (defective work); and
- certification that we recommend
you ask the building contractor to give you. This Certification is proof
that major parts of the work have been properly inspected by people
qualified to do so - for instance a termite protection, waterproofing,
lift or air-conditioning systems.
Consultants that train to objectively focus on whether irregular work
is a cause for concern.
When should a Final Report be prepared?
A Final Report should be prepared and reviewed before making final
payment to the building contractor. Once the building contractor claims
the work is practically complete; most building contracts include a period
of time for an Inspection to be conducted and a Final Report
prepared. After which the contract usually allows for a period where the
building contractor repairs and completes what is required.
In our experience
most builders favour a Final Report by independent party being prepared so they
can address problems before you take possession.
Why should I have a Final Report prepared?
Tyrrells does not
recommend unfairly withholding payments from builders. However, we are
convinced that the best way to get the quality of the work you are
paying for is to:
types of properties are inspected?
- obtain a Final Report PRIOR to payment of
- obtain advice about any other issue of concern such
as variations and extras
- delay making your final payment to the
building contractor until all work is completed satisfactorily.
Any new building, renovation or