Need a Pre-handover Inspection Completed in Sydney?

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How does it work?

Submit your booking and payment online
Receive an email to confirm the inspection date and time
A licensed builder will conduct the inspection on-site
Receive your inspection report

Pre-handover inspections

SJN building Consultants specialise in pre-handover inspections, which we conduct all over NSW.

Why is a pre-handover inspection necessary?

A pre-handover inspection is crucial before you take possession of your new home from the builder.  We make sure your new home has been constructed in a professional manner and that the house is built to a high standard.

At SJN Building Consultants, a pre-handover inspection is something that we offer as a service all over NSW. The pre-handover inspection is vastly important as after the completion of any home, you only have a finite window to report any defects or faults. The pre-handover inspection is completed before you pay the last progress payment on your contract.  If an inspection is not completed, you leave yourself open to any post-building costs which your builder may not take responsibility for. Included in the pre-handover inspection is an assessment and examination of your new home’s interior, exterior, fittings, appliances, etc to make sure it meets the standards required.

Caroline H
Interiors in Focus

From the moment I met Steven I knew I had made the right choice in using him and his services. I found Steven to be very approachable and very knowledgeable with the building industry standards. He was generous with his time onsite, providing me with a very detailed building report, which the clients received. I have no hesitation in recommending Steven or his services to any future clients.

Thank you again for your prompt response

Mel C
West Hoxton

Steven was a complete professional! He gave me a Quote before the job so I was aware of the price, he was very courteous and polite, and he did his job thoroughly and methodically. I would recommend SJN to everyone I know because they won’t be disappointed.

Paul N – Mortgage Broker
Sydney Mortgage Experts

Steven was very good to deal with, I had referred a client of mine that needed his services, due to a home being newly built by a project builder.  Steven picked up many defects that totalled to approximately 40 items! Without his help, my clients would have moved into their brand new home facing problem after problem. Thanks to SJN, all items were rectified by the builder prior to occupation.


They rang quickly to book the job and kept me in the loop all the way. They were efficient, which was a bonus point and I was pretty impressed with their service.

Middleton Grange

I am very happy with SJN’s service. Steve was very efficient and detailed. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting their building inspected!


Professional and reasonably priced, report was provided quickly, highly recommended

John N. – Partner
Philip Goldman & Co solicitors Fairfield

Our law firm regularly utilises the services of SJN for pest and building defects reports. The reports are detailed with plenty of photos. Positive feedback from our clients and a professional and courteous service

Eugenie R

Prompt and friendly service. Professional report and answered extra questions regarding his findings.