For New Residential Buildings
Before accepting your house, you must inspect it. To do so, your contractor must provide to you a predetermined checklist of elements to verify. Once the pre-acceptance inspection has been completed, you will still have 3 days to complete the checklist and add items to be corrected or completed, on the condition that you have not yet moved into your new home. Make sure to sign this list and to keep a copy of it in a safe place.
If you request additional changes or corrections on the checklist, make sure to send a copy of your revised list to your contractor and to the Guarantee Plan manager. Your contractor should complete the work and correct any defects noted on the checklist. In the event that your contractor does not do so, see Procedures for Making a Claim.
Here are 4 steps to complete when making a pre-acceptance inspection. With your list:
You are not sure you have the knowledge needed to verify these elements properly? It is in your best interests to be accompanied during this very important step by an experienced person or a trained professional. Moreover, in the whirlwind of an upcoming move, a second opinion can prove to be very useful in finding all the work that needs to be completed or corrected!
Make sure that the pre-acceptance inspection checklist you receive has been provided to your contractor by the manager of the Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings and that it contains the phrase "Approved by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec".