Month: October 2014

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How to build a safe and stable boundary wall

When I was a small boy growing up on the outskirts of Johannesburg a free-standing wall fell on my late sister and me resulting in broken bones and for my sister a lengthy stay in hospital. Poor foundations, bad design, lack of expansion joints and piers (support pillars) can result in  masonry boundary walls developing unsightly and …

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What makes HouseCheck different?

At HouseCheck, we believe home inspections should provide home buyers and sellers and their estate agents with clarity and confidence, not anxiety. We believe a strong brand and consistent inspection and reporting standards inspires confidence from real estate agents and gives clarity to home buyers and sellers. The HouseCheck professional brand difference is the first …

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High litigation costs a threat to incautious home buyers

The Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani trials have highlighted the huge cost of litigation in South Africa.  This often means that justice is reserved for the rich.  John Graham CEO of HouseCheck says the same situation mostly applies in the real estate world where buyers of second hand homes enjoy no effective government sponsored consumer protection …

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