Month: June 2012

HouseCheck launches SAHITA and makes its home inspection training available to all

In order to uplift standards and stimulate the development of the home inspection industry in South Africa, HouseCheck, one of South Africa’s leading home inspection companies has decided to make its extensive technical training material available to anyone who wants to become a home inspector. John Graham, CEO of HouseCheck, said that up to now …

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Zuma shakes up the estate agency industry

President Jacob Zuma has issued a proclamation switching control of the Estate Agent’s Affairs Board (EAAB) to Tokyo Sexwale, Minister of Human Settlements. Previously control and administration of the EAAB fell under the Department of Trade and Industry, which is also responsible for the Consumer Protection Commission.  In two related developments: Sexwale told Parliament recently …

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New consumer ruling may change the face of the SA real estate industry

To inspect or not to inspect?   That is the question that more and more estate agents are confronting as buyers are increasingly shying away from buying a house without  first seeing a comprehensive inspection report documenting the physical condition of the property. In the US, consumer-driven pre-sale home inspections are the norm. About 76 per …

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