Choose your Home Inspector Wisely
With the consumer protection provisions of the new Property Practitioners Act now very much in the thoughts of South African estate agents and home buyers, more people are embracing the concept of an independent home inspection as a critical part of the property transaction process.
Choose a PPI home inspector who has been trained to reduce homeowner risk by being able to recognise building defects and non-compliance in the light of South African-specific building regulations and national building standards.
Our architects,inspectors and engineers provide valuable insights that will save you countless thousands on your property investments!
Reports that take the risk out of property.
To ensure that you receive the best service possible, count on our qualified and registered Inspectors to conduct comprehensive property inspections and compile the reports that set the standard in the industry.
Numerous references and sample reports can be emailed to you upon your request. We are at your service.
Home Inspection in South Africa - Do not buy until you have an inspection!
Whether intended for you, or for a rental tenant, the purchase will certainly be exciting, and probably daunting, as the possibilities present themselves:
"The house looks amazing – but what about the things that I can’t see? What are the hidden costs?
What if I buy someone else’s problem?"
Beware the “Voetstoots” Or “As Is” Clause!
How many prospective buyers are aware that they sign their rights away when they sign the “Offer to Purchase” agreement, which includes the “Voetstoots” or the “As Is” clause.
This clause is designed to protect the Estate Agents in regards to the Consumer Protection Act.
According to the Law Society of South Africa, 98% of Estate Agents put this clause into their agreements, and the buyer is well within their rights to have it excluded from the “Offer to Purchase.”
It would be advisable to have a home inspection on your property as this will probably be the biggest purchase that you will ever make.
"Source: PPRA-Director of Affairs for South Africa"