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Roof Inspection – Fourways

Roof inspection findings: A lady from Fourways in Johannesburg, recently widowed with two young children, purchased a house and could not understand why the roof was sagging. She called in Inspect-A-Home and after a thorough examination we found that the house had...

Roof Cavity Inspection – Westville

Roof cavity inspection findings: Recently we inspected a house in Westville where the roof cavity had over 30 paint tins and old buckets all collecting water from the roof leaking badly. The owner had thrown sawdust 50mm thick over the entire ceiling to catch all the...

Don’t Buy A Home Without Us!

The minimal amount spent on a home inspection, can save endless stress later on. Don’t fall into the ‘Penny Wise, Pound Foolish’ trap when you buy a home. Why is it that more time is spent on test driving a new car, yet not enough time is spent going...

Cotswold Downs Hillcrest Property

A couple had a brand new multi storey home built in Cotswold Downs estate in Hillcrest. During the build process they realized that the builder was not building according to good building practice. The couple also noticed that the house was not being built according...

Damp Caused by Building Alterations

We often come across damp issues which occur only after building alterations have been done. Here are some common causes for damp that we have found in some of our inspections. When changes are made to a building the Damp Proof Course (often abbreviated to DPC – a...

Why Property Inspections Are Vital

To avoid future disappointment, buyers should consider a property inspection before signing on the dotted line… Few property buyers are structural, electrical or construction engineers, which means that most people looking at properties for sale would be unable to...

The CPA Is On My Side … Right?

The CPA is on my side… Right? Warming hearts across South Africa, the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) seeks to protect the consumer from being taken advantage of in business transactions. Break a vase in-store? It’s no longer your problem. Your new DVD player doesn’t...

MNet’s Carte Blanche Interview: Home Buyers Beware

MNet’s Carte Blanche did an article recently about buying a home: Buying a house is high stress, so many prospective home owners welcomed the protection the Consumer Act was intended to afford them. But it’s not that simple: what if a buyer discovers latent defects...