Month: April 2013

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Chaz Everitt advises that buyers should use home inspectors

This week Berry Everitt, CEO of leading estate agency Chas Everitt has published a list of tips for first time home buyers.  He says that before signing a sales agreement, buyers should ask every question they can think of about the property and preferably also get the house inspected by a professional home inspector.  You …

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How to diagnose damp problems

Damp damage to house walls is frequently encountered by HouseCheck inspectors.  HouseCheck inspectors are equipped with sensitive moisture meters which enable them to determine whether the visible damp damage is old, unrepaired, damp damage or whether the surface is still wet.  Wet surfaces indicate that the problem is on-going.  HouseCheck inspectors also use their experience …

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Due diligence on sectional title units is vital

Prospective buyers should do a thorough due diligence of a sectional title property before committing to a purchase.    This should include both a condition inspection report (home inspection) and a due diligence of the body corporate. As most people know, a sectional title property differs from a freehold property in that the freehold property owner …

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Another top estate agent advises full home inspection

Sellers should consider professional home inspections before putting their properties on the market, says Lanice Steward, managing director of Knight Frank Anne Porter. Steward points out that most estate agencies now require sellers to sign property condition reports, but some sellers who sign such reports, may not be aware of some of the defects in …

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