Handover Inspections For Peace of Mind

Take the stress out of building your new home, knowing a specialised licenced inspector with years of experience has assessed your property.

A home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, so let us help reduce the risk to your investment.

Did you know the builders engineer and building certifier will not inspect the quality assurance of the property, including cosmetic items to concrete, carpentry, brickwork, tiling & paint?

This is where Handover Hero comes to the rescue to ensure you receive a quality finished home. A handover inspection is your opportunity to make sure your builder addresses all defects and concerns before you take possession.

Find your Peace Of Mind with our Handover Inspection Process:


Complete our online booking form here.


Our licenced Builder and Inspector will complete a thorough inspection of the property at Practical Completion (PCI) stage. We identify Safety Hazards, Non-Compliance, Substandard Workmanship and Incomplete Works in line with the QBCC Standards and Tolerances.

If you are not present to discuss this in person, we will call you on completion with a summary of our findings. We explain everything in a way that’s easy to understand.


We email you (and your Builder if you provide their email address) a comprehensive report outlining all defects. The report includes detailed photos of each item and references the QBCC Standards and Tolerances to help avoid disputes.

We’re available if you have any questions after reading through your report.


The Builder is responsible for rectification of defects identified in the report and should liaise with you, as the homeowner, regarding this. We use safe, removable tape to identify defects for the assigned trade responsible to rectify.


We recommend a Handover Re-Inspection after completion of rectifications to verify all items have been addressed and ensure the quality of workmanship. This is the final tick before you take possession of the home.

We send through another detailed report of any outstanding items following the re-inspection and as always, we’re here to talk through any questions you may have.

Some of the items checked at our Handover Inspections are:

  • Painted door surfaces
  • Architraves & skirtings aren’t chipped and/or damaged
  • Door margins are consistent
  • Door fixtures including hinges & latches have all the screws
  • Doors have their door stops
  • Architrave mitres are sanded flush
  • Chipped timber to the door & door jamb
  • Door rattles
  • Door latches correctly
  • Gaps under doors are not excessive
  • Doors don’t rub on soft floor coverings
  • Robe door operation
  • Scratched windows and/or sliding doors
  • Window and/or sliding door frame damage
  • Window locks operate correctly
  • Windows slide correctly
  • Window furnishings operate correctly
  • Lights work
  • Light fittings damage
  • Exhaust fans operate
  • Electrical power points & light switches aren’t loose
  • Heat lamp globes working
  • Wall & ceiling paint damage
  • Silicone sealant installed in a tradesman like manner and where required
  • Baths are not chipped and/or damaged
  • Shower screens don’t leak
  • Shower screens aren’t damaged
  • Tap fittings operate correctly
  • Tap fittings aren’t damaged
  • Toilets are fixed down
  • Toilets have been sealed to floors
  • Toilet operation
  • Mirrors & mirrored robes aren’t damaged
  • Towel rails & roll holders are level
  • Towel rails & roll holders are not loose
  • Hanging rails fitted to robes
  • Laminated cabinetry surfaces are not damaged
  • Appliances are not damaged
  • Cabinetry handles are plumb & level
  • Water leaks under the sinks, tub & basins
  • Cornice lines are straight
  • Timber skirting lines are straight
  • Control joints are located accordingly to main floor tile areas
  • Tile damage
  • Tile grout is complete
  • Tile surfaces are flush and no lips
  • The aluminium angle under the doorways has silicone sealant
  • Soft floor coverings areas are not damaged and/or frayed
  • Garage panel and/or roller doors operate smoothly
  • Roof Void (where accessible):
  • Insulation installed in a tradesman like manner
  • Roof sarking not damaged
  • Light fittings not covered by insulation
  • Insulation installed in a tradesman like manner
  • Roof sarking not damaged
  • Light fittings not covered by insulation
  • Damaged brickwork and/or render
  • Face brickwork mortar joints are consistent
  • Face brickwork cleanliness of mortar smears
  • Window frames aren’t damaged
  • Gaps to window and/or door frames
  • Articulation joints suitably filled with flexible sealant
  • Eaves are straight
  • Paintwork coverage to eaves/cladding
  • Fascia/gutter straight
  • Fascia/gutter damage
  • Downpipe connections
  • Damaged downpipes
  • Roofing and flashings installation
  • Roofing damage
  • Fencing installation
  • Gate operation
  • Driveway damage
  • Exterior concrete damage
  • Exterior concrete falls
  • Landscaping surface water drainage
  • Hot water leaks

Our Peace of Mind Package

For complete peace of mind, book in all 4x Progress stage inspections, a Handover Inspection & Handover Re-Inspection, and we will send you a $100 e-Gift Voucher upon completion of the final inspection.


Our Guarantees

Guaranteed Licenced Builder & Inspector.

QBCC Licenced Professional.

Guaranteed Best Price

Or we’d love the opportunity to beat a competitor’s quote.

Guaranteed Quality

We work to a standard and not a clock.

Guaranteed Same Day Reports

*Provided payment & signed agreement are received and Inspection is completed by 3pm.

Guaranteed Recognition

Our reports are recognised by 3rd parties per the Australian Standard.

Guaranteed Support

Whether you need help finding a time and date that suits or an answer to your question. We pride ourselves on our customer’s experience.

Guaranteed Service

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Let Handover Hero Save You!

Have the experts in new home construction inspect your property and lift the quality of your new home.

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