Talking Points – Why does HouseCheck exist?
HouseCheck is transforming the real estate industry” – by building bridges of trust between sellers, estate agents and buyers
The HouseCheck strategy is to build bridges of trust between buyers, sellers and estate agents to produce a fairer outcome in the context of the South African property market.
HouseCheck is the best partner to facilitate a hassle free transfer of a property. Relieving the agent of come backs and creating understanding between the parties as to the true condition of the property.
HouseCheck is efficient and accurate.
- Our inspectors are trained by SAHITA – South African Home Inspection Training Academy
- Our inspectors are all members of NABISA – National Association of Building Inspectors of South Africa.
- Our reports all go through a quality control process
- We have been in business for 8 years and are probably the market leaders.
- We have national representation in all the metropolitan areas.
- We have the quickest turn around time in the country.
- Our inspection systems are the best in the country.
HouseCheck Inspection prices are determined by the number of rooms, not square meterage. The inspector needs 2 to three hours on the property to gather data. Estate Agents normally facilitate this process.
Different HouseCheck products are tailored to different types of clients.
The VITAL Inspection – For Sellers
The Vital report is limited to serious defects in the following areas: Structure, damp, geysers, roof, grounds and storm water drainage, interiors and observable issues with gas, electrical, plumbing and electrical fence installations. Get a free sellers quote
The VITAL Plus Inspection – For Buyers and Sellers
The Vital Plus report is limited to serious defects in the following areas: Structure, damp, geysers, roof, grounds and storm water drainage, interiors and observable issues with gas, electrical, plumbing and electrical fence installations. The Vital Plus also includes cost estimates of repairs to defects.
The Comprehensive Inspection – For Buyers
This is our main product and top seller. the comprehensive inspection covers structure, damp, geysers, roof, grounds and storm water drainage, interiors in detail and includes cost estimates of all repairs. Get a Free Buyers Quote
SNAG inspections for buyers from developers
Developers normally give buyers 14 days in which to give them a snag list of all items to be attended to by the builder/developer. The HouseCheck inspectors will do a detailed SNAG of the property in all areas such as structure, damp, geysers, roof, grounds and storm water drainage, interiors and observable issues with gas, electrical, plumbing and electrical fence installations. Get your snag quote here.
Specialist Inspections for when there are problems:
Penetrating and rising damp can affect a property by weakening the structure, create unsafe living conditions and generally cause unsightly finishes. The HouseCheck inspector will report on all damp areas and express an opinion on the probable causes of the dampness. Get your free damp quote here.
Incorrectly built roofs or older roofs can be problematic for property owners especially when they fail to perform according to their design. Problems with roof structures are not limited to the roof covering but can also include issues with design, weathering and supporting structure. Get your free roof quote here.
The most sought after advice on the HouseCheck website revolve around geyser installation and failure. As a result HouseCheck has created a quick geyser inspection to advise home owners on the best way forward.
Energy audit reports
One of the biggest costs associated with home ownership are energy costs. What is generally not known is that these costs are manageable. To asses how energy costs can be contained HouseCheck has partnered with a national energy efficiency company to undertake these specialized reports. Get your free energy audit quote here.
Tenants and landlords always battle with conditional assessments. HouseCheck has an innovative solution that not only records the condition of the property, but also stores the data safely until there happens to be a tenant change. Register your interest in our rental agency reports here.
Generous discounts (up to 25%) are offered to sellers who allow HouseCheck to place advertising boards outside the inspected properties.