Standard Property Inspection
Our Standard Inspection covers structures of varying construction technologies - Conventional
("bricks and mortar"), and Alternative Building Technologies (ABTs): Light Steel Frame Building (South African National Standard 517) (Visit SASFA), Timber Frame Building (South African National Standard 10082); and Concrete & Steel Framed Commercial and Industrial Buildings.
I use infrared at every inspection. I see things that other inspectors can't.
Are you buying property?Purchasing a property is a significant investment to make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. I'll provide a non-invasive evaluation of the building's accessible structure, systems and components. While a property inspection can't reveal every concern that may exist, it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed property-buying decision.
Are you selling a property? Let us inspect it before you even list it.A Move-In Certified® property has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified® Seller's Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your building so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your property pre-inspected now.
We'll provide a free, no-obligation estimate on the following ancillary services:
Project Oversight Inspection
Personalised progress inspections of new projects or alterations and additions projects to suit your needs. We will superintend the construction works for conformity with construction documentation and acceptable quality in terms of industry standards.
The question of who is responsible for repairs or damages to a rental property is often disputed between landlords and tenants. A thorough inspection report is the most effective way to avoid disagreement.
Move Out Inspection
We offer a cost analysis for repairs and renovations.
We conduct a walk-through with a client who does not (at this point) want a full property inspection. A walk-through is less formal and does not require the inspector to adhere to the Standards of Practice or generate a written report. Observations about the property are communicated orally to the client.
We provide property owners with advice and guidance on the required compliance with the NBR & BS. The level of advice, guidance and professional service is governed by the Code of Professional Conduct laid down by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP).
National Building Regulations (NBR) and Building Standards (BS)
Final Walk-Through Inspection
The inspector and client perform a final assessment of the condition of the property
just before the client and owner finalise the paperwork for the sale. Also noted may be items reported at the initial inspection as in need of repair or replacement by the seller.
If there is an agreement to leave or remove certain appliances, fixtures, or household articles, these can be confirmed, too. This checklist can also be used in place of a written report (if requested) for a
Walk-Through Inspection (different from
a Standard Property Inspection).
We perform annual Property Maintenance inspections.
Most property buyers and investors are unable to understand architectural drawings (technical documentation).
Construction systems, elements and components, which may have been included in the off-plan sale agreement, are reviewed in relation to the built product.
Auditing of Building Specifications (Buying off-plan)
Loss Assessment - Buildings
We assist property owners with loss-related (buildings) insurance claims. We can quantify claims to ensure that you claim for an accurate and realistic amount.
Personalised quotations tailored to your specific needs. Our process involves utilising Google Earth to assess the property remotely and provide you with an accurate estimate of the inspection fee.
A reasonable travel charge may apply for some locations.
A reasonable charge for structures older than 30 years.
You will always be informed in advance about any surcharges.