BUYING PROPERTY

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Make the right decisions armed with the facts about the true condition of the property. HouseCheck’s empower buyers, sellers and agents to get the right deal for all parties
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Why get a HouseCheck Inspection when Buying Property?

A home inspection usually takes place after an offer to purchase has been made on the house. HouseCheck recommends that offers should be made subject to a “satisfactory report from HouseCheck with regard to latent or patent defects” when buying property.

A property inspection is an objective visual examination of all accessible areas, of the physical structure and the systems of the home. The role of the property inspector is to inform the home buyers of the actual condition of the home so they will have a better understanding of the home before making the final purchasing decision.

One of the greatest challenges for home buyers is to know the true condition of a property

You can feel comfortable selecting HouseCheck to be your home inspector . . . and here’s why!

  • Comprehensive reports within one working day of inspection.
  • Inspectors trained to highest standards through SAHITA.
  • Inspectors are members of NABISA.
  • Objective, factual and detailed reports
  • Unique report packaging and delivery methods based on best international practice
  • Reports include cost estimates of repairs and photographs
  • Friendly, personalised service

Our Happy Clients!

"It allowed us to understand the cost associated with acquiring the building."
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Oladepo Ogunruku
"It gave me comfort that I wasn't getting into a bad purchase and also increased my bargaining power over the purchase price"
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Wilson  Baloyi
"It helped me make an informed decision in regard to the defects and the way forward as well as re-negotiating the offer to purchase based on the report observations."
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Faith  Kolala

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Frequently Asked questions

We recommend that buyers make their offer to purchase (OTP) subject to a satisfactory HouseCheck.  

No house is perfect and your HouseCheck report will separate Vital defects which need immediate attention and maintenance issues which you can handle over time.  We include cost estimates for both. This is your negotiating tool.

HouseCheck finds a variety of situations. Whilst most of our clients are buyers, we also have sellers paying for inspections and occasionally estate agents as well.  Until 2020 buyers were prejudiced by the voetstoots clause and therefore it was and is still in their interests to get a HouseCheck.

Sellers and Agents are at risk under the Property Practitioners Act of 2019  and the associated regulations. Therefore more and more agents and sellers are initiating inspections.

No, but now that you know what the defects will cost to repair, you can check if the property is priced at a reasonable level.

A seller may also offer to correct the defects prior to the sale. Your agent may advise that despite the defects you still have a good buy given that the comparative market analysis indicates that the property could sell for more. Some sellers price for a quick sale.

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