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“Gauteng Property Inspections was a life saver”

We hear this regularly after inspections we do for our clients, whether it is a Full Home Inspection, Basic Essential Inspection, Snag List Inspection, Damp, Cracks or Roof Inspection or whether we do Construction Quality Control Inspections or handle disputes.

 

Our knowledge and experience is the difference!

 

We are the only Home Inspection company in South Africa who have 2 ITC Certified Roof Inspectors and substantial construction experience.

This sets us apart from the rest.

Our reports are not done on a template, each report is as individual as our client and the property we inspected. We tailor make our reports to what our clients require. Do not buy a house before we have done a thorough inspection for you, it is a lot cheaper than legal fees after the fact. We will detect the nightmares to save your dream.

We don’t only point out problems with the house, but we also educate our clients on what maintenance to do, how to do it and at what intervals to do various items. It is important to us that our clients know how to look after their most expensive investment.

When doing snag lists, we are equipped to draw our client’s attention to problem which will arise in the future, due to construction errors made by the contractor. We draw your attention to the legislation, which makes it impossible for the contractor to dispute that he made mistakes. We will represent you in meetings with the NHBRC, should it come to that.

We regularly do due diligence inspections for Commercial and Industrial clients, when they buy new properties. We do maintenance inspections and assist clients in planning their maintenance.

Sectional Title complexes need to have a 10 year maintenance plan in place, and our reports not only point out the maintenance to be done, but also provides a plan with costs.

Full Home

In a FULL HOME inspection, we check everything. We start at the gate, check the boundary walls, the outside of the house, get on top of the roof and into the ceiling, open all the cupboards and flush all the toilets. You receive a detailed report with photos, explaining what is wrong and in terms of what legislation it is a problem.

Full Home Walk Through Inspection

A walk through inspection is for the clients who want to know what all the defects in the house is, but don’t have the budget. The client walks through the house with the inspector and we point out all the defects, and explain why things are an issue. We do not take photographs or issue a report, it is the client’s responsibility to take notes. The client must wear takkies, as he/she must climb on top of the roof as well as into the ceiling.

Basic Essential Inspection

There are 3 major defects in a house: roof, cracks and damp. If the house has none of these defects, the small issues like a leaking tap or loose hinge are not serious. With this inspection, we give you an overview of the impression the house makes and report on whether regular maintenance was done. We check the storm water management and then check for cracks and damp and check the roof. If you don’t want to sweat the small stuff, this is the inspection for you.

Snag Lists Inspection

It is very important to get a comprehensive snag list done before you take occupation of your house. We have construction experience and can advise on problems that will develop in the near future because of construction errors made by the builder. When your house is 12 – 18 months old and problems develop, the builder refuses to come back and repair them and your only option is the legal route, which is far costlier than a snag list inspection. We also point out when the house is not built according to the building plans and assist in laying complaints at the Building Control Managers and Municipal Managers, if we find that Occupation Certificates were issued in error.

Cracks, Damp, Storm Water

If you don’t require a FULL HOME inspection, but you are only concerned about a specific problem, we tailor make your inspection. We do just CRACKS, just DAMP, just ROOF or WHATEVER ISSUE is of a concern to you.

ITC Roof Inspector

Albert van Wyk and Marisia Robus are two of only 40 ITC Certified Roof Inspectors in the country. We are the only property inspection company in South Africa who has 2 ITC Certified Roof Inspectors. We can issue a roof certificate for your new roofs.

Construction Quality Control

Nowadays contractors  build “the way they have always built”. This causes issues to develop after the 3 month snag period. We will do construction quality control inspections and authorise payments to the contractor.

Landlords & Tenants

You are only allowed to deduct money from a tenant’s deposit for damages, if an entry inspection was done. We do entry and exit inspection on residential and commercial buildings.

Commercial & Industrial Inspections

Commercial and Industrial properties are expensive. Let us do an inspection as part of your due diligence. We will check everything and report on when maintenance will be due on what items. If plans and the title deeds are provided, we will confirm that the buildings are built according to the plans and report on any concerns in the title deed. If required, we can draw up a 10-year maintenance plan with costs and a maintenance schedule.

Sectional Title Complexes.

The new law states that Sectional Title Complexes must have a 10-year maintenance plan in place and make provision in the levies to do the maintenance. We draw up a report listing all the items which are the body corporate’s responsibility. We measure the items and grade them and advice on when and how regular maintenance must be done on each item. An actuary draws up a schedule of cost of the 10-year plan. With our construction experience, our reports are not superficial and we advise on construction errors causing problems and how to repair them.

Maintenance Inspections

When we do inspections for prospective buyers, we often find that maintenance was not done on the houses or done wrong. When we do a maintenance inspection you can choose if you only want the outside items listed or the inside of the house as well. We will report on when and how maintenance should be done. If needed, a maintenance plan with costs can be submitted.

Disputes

Builders and supervisors are not as skilled as they were in the past, and when you have major issues on your house after the 3 month snag period is over, and your builder refuses to come and rectify the construction errors he has made, we will do an inspection and with our report we will be your expert witness in court. We have won numerous cases for our clients