We are very happy to report that presentation did indeed take place today and given the recent stresses surrounding the house it is looking really good!
Our independent inspector arrived an hour before us and was well into it when we arrived at 2pm. We found him and had a quick chat and he said it was looking really good.
I was SO relieved! He pointed out a few small issues I already knew about then continued on, finishing at around 2.30. We should receive the report tomorrow, so we are keen to see what he found :)
As I had already spent a fair bit of time poking around the house I was able to point out a number of small issues and of course there were the usual small areas of patchy paint, the odd bump or nick out of a wall and the like.
I made our SS note the condition of the bottom of the poly kitchen doors - he seems to think they are dirty rather than scratched, but he said if they don't clean up they will be replaced.
Our pantry and linen cupboards are missing shelves (which I notified him of weeks ago!), and our front door still has clear glass - which I notified him should've been translucent back in the first week of Feb...
Back then he said he'd have it reglazed - now he is saying he will order a new door.. And he said "oh you told me about that didn't you?" Doh!
SO - 3 weeks for a new door (custom made, very pricey), so we agreed we were happy to handover with that door and have it replaced when the new one arrived.
There is a dent in the roofing over the side study projection (also something I notified him of months ago!) so that will be replaced - and may also not happen before handover although he seemed keen to do his best to get it done beforehand.
Yesterday I mentioned our 3 sets of stacking sliders had been lowered, and today our SS told us this was something he decided to do as he didn't like them sitting as high as they were - and to get them more in line with the level of the flooring we will be installing. Props to him for that - much appreciated. That means we will only have about a 10mm change in level between the flooring and the tracks of the doors - win!
Our site fence and portaloo have been removed - its amazing to see the place without that fence!!
So, handover should be in two weeks. Lets hope the final invoice is organised quickly and our bank sorts out their end and pays up!!
Inbetween now and then there are a number of finishing touches, lots of cleaning and for me - PACKING!!!
We are off to a wedding over the weekend in the Southern Highlands so are rugging up and getting our drink on :) See you all next week!!