Home Inspection Services was conceived through necessity, to assess the conditions of private and industrial property at the time of sale. Upon the purchase of a property in 2004, when the “voetstoots” clause was still active, and finding major problems with the condition of the building (major damp) only after taking up residence were the faults identified. Home Inspection decided to investigate how the rest of the world overcame these problems.
Through combining the American, Canadian, Australian and United Kingdom inspection methods, the concept of South African Home Inspection Services was created.
Home Inspection Services now have offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
What you can expect…
Property transactions are possibly one of the largest investments you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect – both indoors and out – in terms of needed and future repairs and maintenance. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious structural problems. Stains on the ceiling may indicate a chronic roof leakage problem. Uncontrolled storm water may be causing serious moisture damage to certain systems on the property.
The inspector interprets these and other clues, and then presents a professional opinion as to the condition of the property, so that you can avoid unpleasant problems afterwards.
Of course, an inspection will also point out positive aspects of the building, as well as the type of maintenance needed to keep it in good condition.
After the Home Inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are dealing with, and be able to make your decisions with a clear audit and understanding.
We believe in:
- Providing leadership through education.
- Maintaining ethical and technical standards.
- To enrich consumer awareness.
- To protect sellers and buyers from unethical practises.
- To recognise and promote Estate Agents awareness of the necessity of full disclosure of all properties for sale.
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it is the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”-David Allan Coe