Occupancy Permit (or Certificate of Final Inspection) is not the same as Completion.
What’s typically needed for an occupancy permit are:
- All the structure of the house has been completed and the rooms comply with the minimum dimensions (for example ceiling heights)
- The roof drainage is connected to an approved point of discharge.
- Bush fire protection measures are completed(If required)
- Handrails and balustrades (and pool fences) installed.
- Provision of sanitary and other facilities in at least one bathroom.
- The building is constructed to prevent the penetration of water and dampness to the inner parts.
- Waterproofing of wet areas completed to the satisfaction of the Inspector.
- Smoke detectors are working.
- Power and water connected.
- If you have gas appliances the pipework is ready for connection to the gas supply.
Three things that you might expect are:
- Internal Doors
- Floor Finishes/Coverings
As well as many other things that are included the building contract.
Building Inspection- Compliance or Quality explains why a compliance certificate doesn’t mean the house has been built to the required standard