We got access to our new apartment on 11th April 2013, but we did not sign for the keys. If you sign for the keys and there are some major structural problems it’s really difficult to get the building company to fix the issues.
So we hired an independent surveyor for around 600rmb to come and check the apartment. He found some problems that needed to be fixed by the building company nothing major. Just some air pockets in the walls in every room and some bad workmanship around one of the main windows.