Home Inspection Report Costs
Home Inspection Report costs
The inspection cost of a home inspection and a report is only a very small fraction of a percent of the cost of your property. Furthermore, not having a home inspection to determine the actual condition of the property can be a mistake that will cost you for many years to come!
I inspect and provide various types of inspection reports in these areas:
- Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Area
- Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipal Area,
- Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Area,
- Mogale City Local Municipality Area,
- and Brits.
I am trained and certified by InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors).
Because I am the owner of the business and I do the inspection myself, I am able to keep overheads low and pass these savings onto you.
You will receive your report within 2 working days after the day of the inspection.
The type of home inspection report and inspection cost:
1) A Single Component Inspection report
This covers only a single component of the property, for example, a roof leak, a bulging ceiling, or a damp problem and so forth.
This kind of inspection is also the cheapest, starting at R500,00. (Your location may influence the price). If you want a second component inspected at the same time, the additional inspection cost will be R250.00.
2) Comprehensive Inspection report and inspection cost
The most requested inspection is the Standard Comprehensive Home Inspection Report. My Comprehensive Inspection covers every single aspect of the property, including finishes.
In this case, the number of rooms in the property determines the inspection cost for a Comprehensive Home Inspection.
Per room rate is from R250 to R350. The total square metres of the home determines the rate per room. Therefore, the bigger the house the higher the room rate.
3) Critical Home Inspection report and inspection cost
The Critical Home Inspection Report is for the budget conscious. For this reason, I focus on the critical components of a property, the roof, structure, windows and doors, electricity and plumbing.
A critical inspection cost is about ¾ of the price of a comprehensive inspection.
4) Snag Inspection report and inspection cost
If you are buying a new home from a builder or a developer then you may want to consider my Snag Inspection Reports.
This report and inspection cost is the same as for a comprehensive home inspection report but focusses more on the finishes in the home.
5) Building Progress Inspection reports and cost
When you are building a new home or making alterations and extensions to an existing property you will need quality inspections. With this in mind, Building Progress Inspections are your best option.
However, the price is dependent on the number of inspections you may decide on. More inspections mean less individual inspection cost.
Alternatively, depending on your budget you may only require a Snag Report before making final payments to contractors.
6) Rental Home Inspection report and inspection cost
If you are a landlord you should seriously consider my Rental Inspection Report as part of your written tenancy agreement.
The inspection cost of rental inspections is negotiable and depends on the number of rental properties, together with repeat inspections.
7) Mould Home Inspection report and cost
My mould inspection service may require two or more inspections of the property. On my first (preliminary) inspection, I perform my initial inspection and then follow up with a report of my preliminary findings. In most cases, if visible mould growth is present, sampling may be unnecessary.
The initial inspection may cost between R1,600 and R2,200 depending on the severity of the infestation. The mould inspection includes a report with photos and recommendations.
If required, I will follow up and perform either surface or air sampling, or both. This is necessary if a sampling inspection is required to determine the concentration of mould spores and to identify the mould types. The sampling inspection is an expensive exercise which includes special sampling equipment, transport to laboratories, laboratory testing, reports and the analysis of the laboratory reports.
In addition, the cost of the sampling inspection is subject to the number of samples required and laboratory costs. I will, therefore, provide you with a quote for the inspection depending on the number of samples required.
8) Commercial Property Inspection report and inspection cost
Commercial Property Inspections apply to purchasing or renting commercial property. You receive a detailed evaluation of the building and its components as part of your “due diligence”. Furthermore, I will advise you of the overall condition and make recommendations regarding maintenance and improvements.
The inspection cost of a commercial property is different to that of a normal home inspection. I will do a preliminary inspection with you to determine the extent of your requirements. At the same time, I will determine if additional inspections are required by inspection subcontractors. I will also need to interview the building’s maintenance personnel.