PROPERTY INSPECTION SERVICES
A property inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems and components. This includes the roof, exterior, basement or crawlspace, foundation and structure, heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, fireplace, attic, insulation and ventilation, doors, windows, and the interior of a residential property.
Home inspectors look for system and major component defects and deficiencies, improper building practices as defined by SANS, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, and some fire and safety issues. A general property inspection is not designed to identify building code violations, although some deficiencies identified may also be code violations.
A residential inspection is not technically exhaustive and does not imply that every defect will be discovered. Some defects might be hidden and therefore not detectable. However, these types of defects are normally covered in contracts to protect the buyer/seller.
Home inspection SA prescribes to the Standards of Practice which serves as a minimum guideline for property inspections. These guidelines describe what is and is not required to be inspected by the various associations mentioned during a general residential inspection. Many inspectors exceed these standards (permissible) and may also offer ancillary services such as inspecting pools, sprinkler systems, Lapas etc.
Landlords and tenants often disagree on who is liable for repairs or damages to a rental property. The best way to avoid conflict is to have a thorough rental inspection report done.
Many a time, landlords and tenants have butted heads when it comes to the move in/move out part of the rental inspection.
If a landlord opts to use a property inspector or managing agent for the rental of his or her property, the rental inspection process can be easier as the agent is not emotionally involved and will certainly have concluded an in-depth rental inspection report in the interests of all parties.
A good rental inspection report should adequately document the following:
- Any nails in a wall
- A list of all fixtures and their condition
- Special care must also be taken if the property is rented with furnishings
- Any defaults, defects, or marks/stains
- Any particular fittings or features and their condition
- Photographic evidence of any faults, as well as the general state of the entire property
This simple step saves time and effort for all parties concerned. Contact us today for a free rental inspection quote!
Maintenance & General Inspections
The importance of a regular maintenance inspection cannot be stressed enough. Annual or even bi-annual maintenance checks will save property owners and body corporates thousands of rands and a lot of effort. This is why Home Inspection SA also provides maintenance inspections as part of our services.
Our general property inspections cover most of the other types of inspections at this stage. Currently, we do not offer snag lists, hospitality and commercial property inspections.The main focus for us as a company is to do residential inspections, which sometimes entails rental, pre-renovation, post-renovation, general maintenance, specific areas (like a pool or Lapa for example).
The cost for most rental inspections will be far less than a full residential inspection as it usually focuses on one area of a property or is less complex. We are quite prepared to negotiate with our clients on what they need done and at what price.
Contact us today to get a free quote on your rental inspection!
Call Home Inspection SA today to receive a free quote on any property inspection including Residential Inspections, Rental Inspections, and Maintenance Inspections.
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0861 995 049
Gauteng, South Africa
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Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00
Sat-Sun: 09:00 – 17:00
Our professional home inspectors are ready to provide you with excellent service!