The following testimonials are what my clients are saying about my Home Inspection Services! No other inspector has as many in Gauteng or South Africa for that matter!
Working with Jurie was a great experience. We are first time buyers and the advice Jurie gave us was of enormous value. Apart from the report being very thorough, it was great to walk through the house with him to learn all kinds of tips and tricks about maintaining your house properly and looking for signs of possible problems and taking care of them before there are problems. Thanks to Jurie.
The Home Detective is a must contact man for every new home..!!
Do not make a mistake of accepting a house from Developer without Jurie’s expertise!! When my husband and I got approved bond of our new home, we were very excited. Pretoria East had always been close to our hearts, and upon evaluating a new development’s show house which appealed so beautiful on the inside and outside…we just couldn’t wait to sign the building contract.
Well..we signed a building contract which seemed to have been very comprehensive, with the Architects, Engineers and all the other expertise included, which gave us a surety that with the type of team promised, the product is bound to be high quality. As an Engineer myself, eyebrows raised when the house foundation was set-out lower than the access road level… *shaking my head* On enquiry we were told it’s the Engineer’s design & will all tie-up with the channels and paving as the constructing proceeds. That did not sit well with me! Upon “Completion” the foundation was low and not even meeting the Builder’s regulation of minimum 150mm from DPC. I knew I had to do something if I want to save “future” maintenance on such a defect.
I contacted Jurie, to get his opinion on this. He then advised that not only the DPC need to be inspected but a Comprehensive Home inspection needed to be done at the property. It was December 2018 when the developer claimed to have finished the works, in January Jurie conducted an inspection which detailed about 49 pages worth of defects to be repaired. That included faulty plugs, no waterproof membranes, poorly constructed roof, staircase not meeting the standards, water pressures, incorrect installation of geysers etc.
The report was handed to the developer for rectification, in merely two weeks time the Developer claimed to have finished with the snag list, even threatening legal action on us that we are being difficult accepting the building they provided. A letter from the Developers attorneys was sent to us, instructing that we accept the building as it is.
We contacted Jurie again for follow up inspection on the first report provided. Only to find that there had been not much change, we felt strongly that the property was not worth our money since National Building Regulations compliance was literally not used.
Even though some faults we could see, Jurie played a very important part and taught us so much about the defects in the house, and what would be accepted and what would not be acceptable. He supported us all the way and proved how professional and loyal he is to his clients and profession. I remember the one time when the developed tried getting hold of Jurie to do work behind our back, Jurie did not compromise his profession nor his clients. Even today Jurie would still check up and ensure that he is there should there be the need for expert witness on the defaulted work the Developer is trying to get us to accept. Although the matter is now in the hands of the lawyers, I thank Jurie for the most important role he played in this transaction.
Had it not been for Jurie we would have just fallen into huge bond and faulty home. Bigs up’s Jurie!! My husband & I cannot thank you enough for opening our eyes. We’ll be sure to use your services on our next house purchase. We have just spotted the property being advertised for sale on online platforms.
Snag Inspection at The Blyde in Willow Park Manor
We needed to complete the snag list for our new apartment. We decided on to get a professional (THE HOME DETECTIVE) to do it for us. The website is professional and user-friendly, I received a quote within a few hours. The inspection was thorough and professional and he was patient. The report was detailed and professionally presented. The developer didn’t question anything, he just said they will fix everything.
We got all this at a very reasonable cost. We were very very satisfied with the service and we will be calling again for another inspection once the developer has fixed what needed to be fixed. The apartment appeared to be acceptable but just had a few minor snags. However, after the thorough inspection, most of the tiles have to be redone – about 80%. We would not have seen that had we done the snag list ourselves. GET A PROFESSIONAL TO DO IT. GET THE HOME DETECTIVE!
Comprehensive Inspection of a house with a basement built in Parkview, Johannesburg in 1906.
The testimonial was sent by SMS
Thanks again for your hard work. Just for your information, we actually pulled our offer on the house in Parkview. The seller was messing us around offering patch-up jobs on the roof.
Your findings were completely in line with the views of our roofing expert who we got in. He quoted us R500,000.00 to fix it. The seller insisted it cost R60,000.00 to fix.
We’ll get back in touch on the next house we offer on.
Inspection in Savannah Country Estates – Pretoria East
From my first visit to Jurie’s website until the end of his inspection in Pretoria East, I was impressed with the service. He is very professional, prompt and clearly has a vast knowledge of home inspections. As we walked through the house, he explained what was wrong and how best to fix it in the most economical way which was a Bonus! Jurie is sincere and friendly. He obviously enjoys what he is doing. Highly recommended.
Jurie explained everything clearly, followed by a well prepared comprehensive report. It was worth every cent I paid! Thank you.
Excellent and professional service. Very knowledgeable and helpful too. Definitely worth his expertise.
Comprehensive home inspection in Garsfontein, Pretoria
Excellent service, detailed report and thorough inspection!
Axel van Pletsen
Faerie Glen – Pretoria East
Thank you so much! You saved me many thousands of Rands with your thorough inspection. I can only recommend that everybody has one done.
BPG Inc. Attorneys have had the absolute privilege of working with Mr Jurie Fourie of The Home Detective on several cases and claims on behalf of clients for defects in properties. His reports are very professional, of an expert nature and detailed to such an extent that it makes it easy to institute and finalise any claim the owner might have as regards defects in the property. I would definitely recommend The Home Detective to do an inspection on every home especially before a property purchase is finalised as well as for incoming and outgoing inspections on rental properties. You will not regret this decision!
Director – BPG Inc. Attorneys
Excellent inspection and Great report. This company prevented me from buying a house that had so many issues not visible to the naked eye. I definitely recommend this AWESOME company!!
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