John Graham

John Graham is the Executive Chairman of HouseCheck and is dedicated to making the property market place more transparent and fair for buyers, sellers and estate agents. He is the author of The South African Home Buyers Guide and the South African Home Inspection Training Academies text book. He works tirelessly to ensure that buyers, sellers and estate agents have adequate information to structure deals that are in the best interests of all parties in a property purchase. He can be contacted on 083 3109 766 or by emailing john@housecheck.co.za

The new IPCA report will help sellers and agents comply with the law

To assist property owners and their agents to fulfil their legal obligations under Section 67 of the Property Practitioners Act (PPA), HouseCheck has introduced the IPCA Report – exclusively for sellers.   IPCA is an acronym for “Independent Property Condition Assessment” .  IPCA has been especially  designed by HouseCheck as a tool to assist property owners …

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Property Practitioners Act will boost demand for home inspections

The Property Practitioners Act (PPA) finally comes into force on Tuesday 1 February 2022 bringing into focus the importance of an independent home inspection report. From a consumer point of view there are two significant aspects of the Property Practitioners Act: By law the estate agent, irrespective of who pays the agent’s commission, now owes …

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Before you buy that house, watch how a home inspection can save you.

 Summary of Private Property video transcription Discussion between Zamantungwa Khumalo (ZK) host of the Private Property Podcast and John Graham (JG) – of HouseCheck ZK: Good evening and welcome to episode 308 of the private property podcast. I’m your host.  If you’re joining us for the first time, welcome to the ODI daily properties show in …

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Estate Agents now have to show an equal duty of care to buyers and sellers

Estate agents now owe sellers and buyers an equal “duty of care” By John Graham, founder of HouseCheck The new PPA will compel agents to be fully transparent Estate agents, soon to be known as “property practitioners” in terms of the new Property Practitioners Act (PPA), are usually paid their commission by the seller of …

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Timely maintenance inspections will save you money in the long run

How to inspect your home regularly? Obviously a professional home inspection should not be skipped when you first buy a property. But after you move in, doing an annual maintenance inspection yourself will highlight most problems before they become costly repairs. Inspect the exteriors first If you are not comfortable with heights it is better …

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How to stop SA home buyers from being cheated

The publication of the new Property Practitioners’ Bill  has been delayed.  John Graham founder of HouseCheck and principal of SAHITA asks “why” and points out that the absence of this law compromises the consumer protection of all South African home buyers.  Graham writes: Last year the Department of Human Settlements and its subsidiary the Estate …

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