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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Renovation Handover Tips

Most people will be very thrilled and look forward to the day the Contractor or the Interior Designer handovers the keys to their home, which signifies the end of the renovation process.
However, it is important to keep the following things in mind before the handover is complete.
Check and Review
  1. Check that the Contractor or Interior Designer has completed all the defects and works stipulated in the contract.
  2. Review the workmanship delivered. If the Contractor or Interior Designer has not done a satisfactory work, consider either withholding last 10% of the payment until they have rectified the works, or negotiate for a wavier of the last 5-10% of the final payment.
  3. Ensure that the entire place has been properly cleaned and vacated. Usually, Contractor or Interior Designer will chemical wash the entire place prior handover.
  4. Make sure that you have changed the keys and the lock which was previously used by the Contractor or Interior Designer.
Touch ups and Future works
  1. Do ask the Contractor or Interior Designer for at least a can of leftover paint so that you or your hired contractor can perform touch-ups in future. If no leftover paint is available, do take down the brand and color code of the paint.
  2. Do ask for the names and contacts of the individual carpentry/electrical sub-contractors so that you can contact them directly if you need to do similar carpentry/electrical works in future.
  3. Do keep a constant look out for any defects which were not discovered prior the handover. Remember that you are entitled for free rectification works as long as your warranty is still in force.
Hope you find this list helpful.

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