When buying property from a builder, you need to be careful, remember that an unscrupulous builder saves on finishing materials.
Accordingly, you need to check everything and here it doesn’t matter if you buy housing with repair or in screed plaster.
In order to check the condition of the repair, you need a number of minimal knowledge, but more on that later. And a set of tools. So, for verification you will need:
- Rule or plumb
- Notebook and pen
- Light bulb
- a piece of chalk
To receive the premises, you will need to invite someone from the bosses from the developer, then most of the issues will be resolved immediately and on the spot. You can still get a discount. Make sure that you have an act of acceptance and a defective act.
At the first cursory examination, you need to pay attention to the absence of debris, odors, traces of paint and other building materials.
As you approach the house, pay attention to the moment that the area around the house should be ennobled. The entrance must be clean, without visible defects. If an elevator is provided, then it should work, as a rule, the walls of the elevator are covered with plywood or other materials to protect against external factors while the tenants call in and make repairs.
The front door is a good, properly installed door should not creak cling when opening. Therefore, it should be opened several times, closed, or even patted; everything should be exactly in place. Backlash and creaks are unacceptable.
Counters - All counters must be installed and sealed. Indications from them must be taken at acceptance and put on the check list.
Floor-covered - if the room is without finishing, then the screed should be smooth without cracks and drops, the presence of voids and holes is also not allowed, the screed should not crumble. If the room is being purchased for repair, check for squeaks when walking, drops, tiles on the floor should lie strictly on the level.
Walls - you can check them using the level and rule. They must be even. Attaching a rule on the diagonal of the gaps should not be. Vertical walls are checked using a level or plumb line.
Electricity - wires or sockets must be working. This can be checked using a tester or an ordinary light bulb. Wires should not be heated. If the developer has installed the socles for the bulb, check their performance.
Windows - they should close tightly; they should not blow or pass through. The window frame should not hang out. Insulation materials should be in place in the grooves. The slopes of the window opening should be smooth and without any cracks. If they are already painted, then the color is the same everywhere without unnecessary shades.
Ceiling - tape measure will help to measure the height of the ceiling. It should not be less than 2.5 meters, and should be the same in all rooms. If the stretch ceiling is stretched, check the quality of the web.
Water supply and sewerage - the absence of puddles and excess moisture near the pipes is a good sign. Check the water supply and, accordingly, how it leaves the sewer. Stagnation is not allowed.
Ventilation - you will need a sheet to check. When opening doors and windows, attach a piece of paper to the hood if it sticks, then everything is fine, no, it means this is a problem that should be reported.
All deficiencies found should be noted in the acts of acceptance and defects; on the basis of these acts, the developer is obliged to eliminate everything at his own expense or provide a discount. Do not let yourself be deceived and do not spare time for examination and reception.