BUYERS – Pre-Purchase Inspection

A pre-purchase inspection is a professional and objective evaluation of the current condition of a property – a priceless decision making tool for any buyer.

Because a property is the largest financial purchase most people will ever make, It makes sense to find out as much as you can about the property you are interested in, before you buy, as it can have a massive impact on your financial well-being.

A professional inspection will give you a clear picture of the many systems and structural elements that make up the property and the current state of each, to prevent costly surprise repair bills and unforeseen problems down the line.

Whether it is a residential, commercial, holiday, industrial or an educational property, insist on a pre-purchase inspection by Inspect-a-Home.

First-time Buyers

Repeat Buyers

Retirees

Downsizers

Upsizers

WHAT benefits can we provide to you…

Our seasoned expert property inspectors will: 

Identify patent & latent defects...

on your behalf during their inspection of your property – patent (visible/existing) and latent (hidden/future). Repairs can be undertaken by the Seller or by yourself as new owner.

Communicate the implications...

ensuring that you understand the immediate and future implications of these defects as these could impact your buying decision or financial position.

Suggest possible solutions...

for fixing the problems correctly and effectively, ensuring the issues are addressed appropriately for the issue in hand, and so that they do not re-appear later. 

Recommend maintenance...

if applicable, for these areas to keep the property and trouble areas in good well maintained condition. Future maintenance efforts and costs are often an overlooked aspect of the buying process.

We give you peace of mind

Our comprehensive property inspection and unbiased inspection report is an extremely valuable tool, to help you make informed decisions regarding your investment in a property. 

What should the "subject to inspection" clause say when adding it to my purchase offer agreement?

The offer to purchase should have a clause stating:
“Subject to a favourable property inspection report on any serious defects found with the structure of the building/s, roofing problems including structural and/or roof leaks, or serious damp issues (water ingress/rising damp/storm water management)”.

This clause covers most serious problems, but gets away from the pedantic issues like damaged cornices, light plaster cracks and minor damp etc.

What other clauses should we include in our offer to purchase?

We also suggest including a second clause that say that “the Seller should provide approved municipal plans”  to ensure that you are being sold a legally built property.

Do I need to be there during the inspection?

No. We can arrange access via the estate agent if required. 

An inspection may take several hours and the inspector needs to concentrate on his inspection and documentation of his findings. 

As a potential buyer, you may however, bring to our attention any aspect that you noticed, or have concerns with in the property. 

The report will be comprehensive and easy enough for you to understand once received. We can also answer any questions you have regarding any aspect of the report. 

 

building, renovating, developing, selling, buying, maintaining, marketing, investing
residential, commercial, educational, estate agents, body corporates and retail
latent defects, patent defects, implications, solutions, preventative, repairs, maintenance

Find out how you can benefit from a property inspection

Contact us to discuss how we can help you, please send a message at info@inspectahome.co.za
or call us :  0861 400 400