The Law and Home Inspections

There are a number of pieces of legislation that either directly refer to home inspections, maintenance inspections, rental inspections or are best served by implementing one of these solutions.

These articles either refer to the these provisions or opine HouseChecks view on the provisions.

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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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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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Estate agents now owe sellers and buyers an equal duty of care

Estate agents now owe sellers and buyers an equal duty of care 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 the property. Now the new PPA will compel agents to be fully transparent and ensure that …

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2020 – Contentious Property Practitioners Act Regulations Released

Property Practitioners Act Regulations Roadshow The Department of Human settlements has  undertaken a road show throughout South Africa, explaining the implications of the proposed Property Practitioners Act Regulations, which were published in the Government Gazette recently. HouseCheck went to the first event which was held In East London on Wednesday 11 March 2020. The head of …

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Why Structuring the 10 year maintenance plan is so important

Why Structuring the 10 year maintenance plan is so important Structuring a 10 Year Maintenance Plan correctly is essential The Sectional Title Maintenance Schemes Management Act prescribes that every sectional title scheme has to have a 10 year maintenance action plan for the complex. In addition funding needs to be provided for the maintenance of …

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Does the Voetstoots clause still apply?

Will the new Property Practitioners Act Nullify the Voetstoots Clause in Offer to Purchases? Voetstoots and the Property Practitioners Act 2019 The Property Practitioners Act 2019 (PPA) requires the seller to include, as part of  the agreement of sale, a disclosure to inform prospective buyers about the condition of the property.  The question arises: Is …

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10 Year Maintenance Plans for Body Corporates save money

10 Year maintenance plans are required to be prepared by all body corporates in terms of the regulations to the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act. This liability lies with the trustees of the body corporate. HouseCheck has an innovative product, which we call a MAP ( Maintenance Action Plan). This product has been designed to …

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The cost of not getting your property inspected on time

Property transactions are complex and this was brought home recently when doing an inspection for a client. A young couple had bought a place from a developer off-plan. The developer built the house, and by and large the workmanship was good. The experience however, was not. Normal tensions between the  builders promises and clients expectations were …

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Property Practitioners Act passes in National Assembly

A new Bill with big implications for buyers, sellers and estate agents, the Property Practitioners Bill, was passed in Parliament yesterday. This bill follows the international trend of providing greater consumer protection. The bill closes the gap in providing protection to buyers of second-hand homes which The Consumer Protection Act failed to address. Sellers of …

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