A pre-settlement inspection allows you to check that the property is in the same condition as when you first signed the purchase contract. It takes place in the week leading up to settlement, usually with the agent or seller.
It’s a good idea to review your contract of sale beforehand to ensure any special conditions have been met before settlement day. This is also your chance to do a final check of the hot water service, oven, plumbing, air conditioning and locks are in good working order. Another thing to check is any significant damage to walls, windows, and floor coverings that wasn’t there at the time of the building and pest inspection. If there is damage, or something isn’t working, you can ask for it to be fixed before you move in.
If special conditions haven’t been met, or the property’s condition isn’t as expected, contact your solicitor or conveyancer straight away. They can sort out any problems on your behalf.