Things to check before you take possession of your dream home
Taking the keys to your brand new home at Siruseri may be a moment of ultimate pride and happiness. Sometimes the excitement of the moment may cause you to miss out on some important checks that you must take prior to possession. Make sure you take charge of your new home as a smooth and hassle-free experience and we have put down a checklist of all the points that you must check before you take possession of your new home at OMR.
1) Documents: One of the most important of all checks is the set of documents that help you to verify ownership and legality of construction in future if any need arises. Here is the list of documents to ensure you have received from the builder prior to the time of possession
- Approved Plan Layouts: Make sure you study the plan layout that is submitted by the builder or architect and the licensing authority can issue approval for the same.
- Build a completion certificate: Once the project consultant audits the project, he submits a report and the licensing authority will issue a BCC which is building completion certificate.
- Occupation certificate: This is the final certificate that is issued by the licensing authority which is most important because the water connection is provided to the newly built home only after that. You can also sell or transfer your home to another person after this step.
- Original registration deed: There are huge lists of documents that are needed such as original registration documents, parental documents, drawings, concerned authority approvals, similar documents that are submitted to the association. It is advisable to get a copy of these and a complete breakup of the common area as well.
2) Interiors: Air circulation is very important to lead a hale and hearty life for your dream home. For proper air circulation and sunlight, doors and windows are to be placed properly especially in the kitchen and bathrooms and too much sunlight can have its negative effects as well.
- Doors and windows: Sliding doors if any are to be checked and defects must be noted and brought to the builder’s notice. It is important to check if the main door is fitted well.
- Walls and Ceiling: Next check the walls and ceiling for proper coats of paint. The single coat may cause to lose its shine within a very short period of time. Check for double coats. Also check for the proper finish of the gate and balcony grills as well. It is prudent that you check for loose patches in the wall and look for fan hooks in the ceiling.
- Floor and Tiling: These need to be checked for cracks and cleanliness. The slope of the tiles need to be checked in the kitchen, balcony and toiled to ensure smooth water drainage. In the kitchen, the finishing of the counter and any leakage must be checked as well.
- Switches and AC Ducts: Placement of switches and proper electrical connection of all switched must be checked. If any non-functional plug points or switches are found they must be brought to the builder’s notice. Check for proper AC ducting too as bad ducting can cause seepage in the wall as well.
3) Amenities: A lot of amenities are usually promised at pre-construction stages and it is vital to check whether they are in place as mentioned. LML homes have advertised fully furnished homes at prices that are eye-popping. We assure you that there is no deviation from what we have stated earlier.
4) Safety Precautions: Make sure the guidelines and safety measures specified by the Government are to be followed by the builder. CCTV cameras, intercom etc must be tested well. Piper gas liner if fitted must be monitored.
Once all have carried out all the above checks, ensure that you have received the possession letter and the other documents that are to be received from the builder. We hope the checklist helps you to simplify the process and help you take possession of your new home so you can focus on enjoying the moment.