Jean-Marc and Jack are competent and professional.

The final report is incredibly comprehensive. It highlights all aspects that a prospective homeowner should take into consideration when purchasing a property (including an executive summary and detailed subsections thereafter).

After service is equally impressive. Jean-Marc takes additional time to discuss any aspects of the report in an unbiased manner.

HIGHLY recommended!


Dear Jean-Marc…

sorry it’s taken me a few days to reply to this. I want to thank you for your thorough report and your excellent service throughout the process – turns out the sellers aren’t prepared to accept a lower offer, and might even take the house off the market. I’m quite relieved, actually, given how much work would have been required to get the house into shape!

You’re welcome to use my comments in the testimonial section of your website – I’d recommend your services to anyone who’s house hunting and wants peace of mind.

Warmest regards


Hi Jean-Marc

I am very impressed with the detail in your report. I almost bought a house with a hidden roof defect.
You may use me as a reference, I am very happy and want you to inspect another house for me this week.

Good evening Steve

Thank you very much for a most informative report, your company has most definitely lived up to the fantastic reputation you have, and i thank the person that recommended you for putting me in touch with you guys.
Thanks again and really keep up the phenomenal work!
Thanks again for the urgency


Hi Jean-Marc

Thank you so much for your extensive and thorough inspection we really appreciate it. Your level of professionalism and service and the detail of your report is awesome and we will most definitely recommend Home Inspection.

Many thanks and kind regards
Tania and Karel Erasmus

Hi Jean-Marc

Thank you so much for your extensive and thorough inspection we really appreciate it. Your level of professionalism and service and the detail of your report is awesome and we will most definitely recommend Home Inspection.

Many thanks and kind regards
Tania and Karel Erasmus

Dear Jean-Marc,

I just want to thank you again for the service we got from you with regard to the home inspection of the property at 288 York street in Ferndale. You were very helpful with your advice from the first telephone call I made to you. As buying a new house is a huge investment and often quite a frightful experience, it really gave us incredible peace of mind to have an inspection done to ascertain the true condition and value of the house. You were very accommodating with your time and it was a great relief that you could do the inspection so quickly. Your report was available the day after the inspection, but it was even nicer that I could already phone you the evening of the inspection and get your verbal feedback. The detail of the report and the extent of the feedback was very thorough and much more than we expected. Not only do we appreciate your service, but will recommend you to any prospective buyer of a house. So much problems can be minimised or eliminated by having a proper inspection report and going into the acquisition of a house with open eyes. We will keep the photo record as a guideline for future maintenance and upkeep of the property – forewarned is definitely being forearmed.

Thank you again!

Kind regards,
Magda Pieterse

Dear Steve

The first rule of purchasing a house: get a professional home inspection!
It is unfortunate that in South Africa profession, appropriately qualified and trusted home inspectors are a scarcity for home-purchasers. With the soaring property prices and interest rates you have to be certain of the method (and persons) you employ to do your home inspection. You need some-one who has your best interest at heart and a home inspection report that will uphold in cases of possible legal proceedings.

The task (of finding a suitably qualified home inspector) would have been made more difficult had I not chosen wisely…being the only registered professional company in South Africa, I decided to err on the side of caution and employed the services of Mr Steve Kay.

Although I was not personally on site at the first home inspection, the comprehensive report that I received days later made me confident I had chosen the best! Needless to say, I utilised this report to my advantage and negotiated with the seller. I trusted Mr Steve Kay’s advise so much, that months later when I encountered a worrisome structural situation at the property I again called upon his services prior to contacting my own insurance company.
After an inspection, he managed to not only allay my fears but also went above the ‘call of service’ and assisted with a bothersome chimney cowl which was not even the reason for me consulting him!

My advise: Take the headache out of home inspection and consult Steve!

Kind regards,
Dr Gopie


I am so relieved I used Home Inspection services before jumping into a house purchase!

As a first-time home buyer, and a newcomer to South Africa, the process of buying a house is daunting. Having an inspection carried out was the first time I really felt I had someone looking out for my interests during the process.

The detailed feedback you provided, and the high-quality report you produced in a timely fashion helped me think twice about the house I had picked out, and gave me a much clearer idea of what to look for in a property. I’ve already recommended you to several friends also in the market for buying.

I’m still searching for the right place to purchase, but will definitely use your services again before I finalize an offer!

Thanks a million,


Thank you very much for this detailed report. I can not believe all the places you checked and how thorough you were.

You have certainly made the prospect of buying a repossessed property much less daunting and whats more I know exactly what to tell the renovator. I sincerely appreciate your superb service and will certainly recommend that all family and friends contact you if and when they purchase a property.

Once again thank you very much and congratulation on a job very very well done.

One very happy customer,


Dear Steve & Christine,

Thank you very much for getting this report to me so quickly! I highly appreciate it. I’ve forwarded to my agent and to my husband in th US. It is an amazing and wonderfully thorough report! Thanks again.

Fulvia Strydom

Hi Steve,

Thanks a ton for such a professional and thorough inspection and report!

The attorneys have recently requested the snagging list so the timing has been perfect. I will only forward the Snagging List and accompanying photos to them as you suggest. I will also notify them of the fact that correct/amended plans of the property have not been received.

Fulvia Strydom, South African living in Germany.

D. Edwards

As overseas purchasers we are grateful to Mr. Kay of Home Inspection Services for giving us an initial appraisal of the preferred location and its crime statistics.

We then invited Home Inspection Services to snag our new build house. Every inch was inspected from the rooftop to the floor area and grounds. An extensive list of problems was reported. We feel that the extent of our problems is unusual and unfortunate. However, thank to Mr. Kay we are making fantastic progress.

What has been incredible is the attention to detail in the reports, photographic documentation, advice of legal requirements, measures and tolerances, investigative knowledge and official representation.

I doubt many purchasers are likely to encounter the range of problems that we have, and we can only extol the virtues and professionalism of Mr. Kay in helping us to bring them to a satisfactory conclusion.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Kay and Home Inspection Services to anyone purchasing a home in the Western Cape.


Thank you, Mr. Kay Home Inspection Services, for the report on the property in Somerset West.

We can now negotiate with the seller with the clear an unbiased report which Home Inspection Services supplied. We would never have thought about going into the loft or questioning further why the pool was green. As you know we only looked at the house 2 days before we left for overseas, and we are grateful for your response time on inspecting the property, plus the speed with which we received your report.

Hope to see you in October, when we finally retire in the sun. Kind Regards

Thank you, Home Inspection Services, for the mini report. You put our minds at rest regarding the plaster cracks and for pointing out the leaks under the two sinks, and that the overflow from the gutters was purely from dirt and pine needles in the down pipe.

Abohna and Helen

Hi Mr. Kay Thank you so much. We are very impressed by you professionalism and dedication. It was great experience to see you at work. I have received the photographs and back up sheets.

Thank you and God Bless You.

S. Davis, Cheshire, England

Thank you Mr Kay,

You have enabled me to walk away from making a disastrous purchase. I am so pleased that I was recommended by a realtor to contact you for advice. On the face of it, my chosen property looked a good buy.

However, following your detailed survey the expected cost to put it right proved it was not. It is said that your home is your biggest purchase in life and a holiday home must be a close second. I will not hesitate to contact you again when I find another property worthy of consideration.

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