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Apartment inspection: what should I consider?

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The long-awaited time has arrived. After months (or even years) of planning, buying and waiting, your apartment is finally ready. Before putting the door keys safely in your pocket, one step needs to be taken: the inspection.

This step is extremely necessary for your dream to come true the way you wanted. And this post is just to help you and your family about the importance of the inspection and what you should take into account at this time.

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WHAT IS THE APARTMENT SURVEY?

The inspection of the apartment you purchased takes place when it is ready for visitation, and it works so that you can analyze that everything that was promised in the plan and in the negotiations is delivered exactly within the standards agreed upon in the contract.

For example: floor problems, straight walls, functional electrical installation, ready water drainage, and even promised decor items such as flooring, balcony items, etc.

Only after this inspection can you feel fully the owner of this new property. That’s why this step is very important. It’s the ideal time to check for flaws of any kind in what’s being delivered.

Construction companies and developers such as Tegra schedule this inspection with their customers. You will be notified of available dates for visitation.

And at this time it will be important to take a few things into account!

WHAT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION DURING THE INSPECTION OF AN APARTMENT

The first guideline is that you don’t get carried away by anxiety. It is an essential time to know if everything will be delivered as promised. So, have a very clear head to look for details that may go unnoticed during the visit.

Take this into account when scheduling the inspection date – choose a quiet day so that everything is done judiciously. It’s worth calling family or friends to help you with this task – two heads check better than one. There are companies that specialize in this type of service that can also help you.

Also remember that the inspection is a way for the developer or construction company to know that you are in agreement with what you are receiving.

That said, you’ll need some items on hand to take on the day of the survey:

• The project’s descriptive memorial, to check all materials applied according to specifications. Also have folders, brochures and promotional materials for the project at hand as support material.

• A tape measure for evaluating the size of the parking space provided. Take the opportunity and see if there is nothing that hinders the parking of your vehicle, such as obstacles or a very tight layout.

• A bucket to check if the hydraulic installation is working normally. Test it out: open all the faucets and let the water run for a while. When closing the faucets, check that there are no leaks. Do not forget to check the discharge flow, activating each one of them more than once. And see if there’s enough pressure in the shower.

• A cell phone charger or any other item that can work in an outlet to test electrical installations, as well as 110 and 220v lamps for lighting tests. With the charger you can check the installation of the apartment’s outlets on each wall, and their voltages. Check lighting with lamps. See if TV spots are available. And check the voltage of the showers. Of course, these items will only be possible to check if the electrical installation is ready for your inspection.

• A flashlight to observe possible leaks in the walls. In addition to choosing a clear day for your inspection, the flashlight helps by directing lighting in frame installations – any opening can cause water to enter during rainy seasons.

• An adhesive tape to mark possible problems encountered.

Other tips that can help a lot at the time of the inspection:

• The floors and tiles of the apartment, if installed, must be correct, with no bulging parts or cracks. Analyze the quality of the grout looking for any type of crack. Look for “hollow” tiles and floors by tapping the surface and tag each problem with masking tape.

• Check the correct closing of doors and windows, also looking for scratches or damaged paintwork and if their material matches the description memorial.

• Check whether the painting of the rooms is among those dealt with in the contract, as well as the quality of the paint used. This goes for walls in general: hunt for cracks, stains or upholstery on the wall.

• And other items if they are present in your contract: plaster applications, balcony items, etc.

• In addition to the tape, take pictures with your cell phone to keep track of possible faults found.

• Finish by checking the outside areas, if they were delivered as promised: ballroom, game room, swimming pool, etc.

Is everything up to date? So, it’s time to finalize the inspection and pass on your impressions to the engineer/architect who accompanied you. And finally it’s time for change!

Don’t forget: the inspection is the final check. If you find any structural problems or major failures, it’s time to speak up. And you can do that later too, but this is the best time.

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