Comprehensive Home Inspection Report
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
The Comprehensive Home Inspection Report is aimed at home buyers
Buying a home is a huge financial investment and can be very risky – without an independant comprehensive home inspection, especially if you are being asked to sign a voetstoots clause.
Don’t be fooled by the mandatory selllers declaration form. It may not be worth the paper it is written on. Sellers are just not qualified to identify defects so it is unlikely they will make a worthwhile declaration.
Agents often have some experience, but they haven’t climbed in your roof cavity or been up on the roof. These are essential tasks for a home inspector.
A HouseCheck inspection report not only identifies vital defects but also identifies areas that need attention to prevent further decline in the property with time.
“A stitch in time saves nine” is how the saying goes and often a small bit of maintenance now can save tens of thousands of Rands down the line.
You should always make your Offer to Purchase conditional on a satisfactory home inspection report.
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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.