Many buyers of newly constructed houses wonder whether paying for a professional home inspection is really necessary. In theory, there should be no issues with a house built by a reputable company but, believe it or not, some of our longest building reports have been on new builds. During the construction of a new home there are often a number of different companies / trades people that are providing services for the developer / builder, and they can be on site for only a few days before moving on to the next job. Unfortunately, the speed of work is sometimes at the expense of the quality of the work. For peace of mind, we usually recommend a new home inspection. If any issues or defects are found, then buyers can ask that these be attended to before closing the deal.
A new home inspection generally follows the same format as that of an older home, however much effort is put into identifying shortcuts and poor finishing work, as we believe that new houses should be handed over to the new owners in perfect condition.