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Guide on Inspecting Your New HDB Flat and Addressing Defects

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Getting your HDB flat ready involves more than just furnishing it. After moving in, you might face issues like cracks or squeaky hinges. In such situations, it’s essential to thoroughly inspect your flat and document any defects. Once you’ve identified the problems, you should report them to the relevant authorities or your housing agent promptly. Depending on the severity of the issues, you may need to arrange for repairs or replacements. It’s important to address these concerns early to ensure your new home is comfortable and safe for living.

What issues does the warranty for newly finished HDB flats cover?

It’s important for new homeowners to familiarize themselves with the process of reporting defects during the Defects Liability Period (DLP) to ensure a smooth resolution of any issues that may arise. Additionally, understanding the common defects outlined by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) can help homeowners identify potential problems early on and take proactive steps to address them. By staying informed and proactive, new homeowners can ensure that their HDB flat remains in optimal condition for years to come.

Just like checking for floor cracks, look at your wall from about 1.5 meters away. Make sure it looks smooth and has no cracks, dents, peeling, chipping, or paint blisters. If the wall is tiled, like in bathrooms, ensure the tile joints are straight and even.

Inspecting your walls thoroughly ensures the overall quality of your living space. By taking the time to examine for these issues, you can identify any necessary repairs early on, maintaining the integrity and appearance of your home for years to come.

If your ceiling is painted, it should have no brush marks, dampness, patchiness, or color variations. Also, watch out for cracks, chipping (caused by water leaks into fresh paint), or pinholes (small craters during drying).

Regularly inspecting your ceiling for these signs ensures its durability and maintains a fresh appearance throughout your home.

Check sliding doors in areas like the bathroom, yard, and kitchen for smooth gliding and secure closure. They shouldn’t squeak when opened or closed. Also, make sure hinged doors have properly aligned door frames and door leaves when closed.

Regular maintenance of door mechanisms ensures smooth operation and prevents potential issues in the future.

Make sure the color of wooden floor planks is the same throughout your home. Also, remember that variations in tone, open veins, and pinholes in ceramic, marble, and granite floors might not be due to manufacturing problems but are natural traits.

By understanding these characteristics, you can appreciate the unique beauty of your flooring materials and make informed decisions about their care and maintenance.

Regardless of the flooring type, ensure there are no visible cracks, chips, or scratches from 1.5 meters away. Also, ensure that any patched defects closely match the color of the existing material.

Regularly inspecting your flooring for these signs helps maintain its appearance and longevity. If any issues are identified, addressing them promptly can prevent further damage and maintain the overall aesthetic of your space.

Inspect all fittings in your new HDB flat to ensure they’re rust-free and stain-free. Also, make sure they’re properly installed without any gaps. Regular maintenance of these fittings ensures their longevity and functionality, contributing to the overall quality of your living space. If any issues are found, address them promptly to prevent further damage and maintain the aesthetic appeal of your home.

Inspecting your apartment, reporting any issues, and arranging for repairs

Make sure to thoroughly inspect your HDB flat for any issues, even beyond the examples provided. Look for dampness around pipes and surfaces, which could signal leaks. If you find any problems, mark them with tape and take photos. Then, list all defects on HDB’s feedback form and submit it to your Building Service Centre or through HDB website. It’s best to do this within 7 days of receiving your keys to ensure timely repairs before starting renovations.

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πŸ“° The Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-homeowners-seek-defect-inspection-services-firms-say

πŸ“Ί Mediacorp Seithi: https://seithi.mediacorp.sg/singapore/bto-interior-quality-waiting-time-shortened-647056

πŸ“Š The Business Times: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/property/frustrations-mount-over-defects-popping-brand-new-condoshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdFrE8VkAQs

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