“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a popular reference to William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
I have had to change the name of my business because of threats of legal action. INSPECTOR HOMES is apparently too close to the name of a home inspection franchisor. He and his franchisees believe the name INSPECTOR HOMES was taking business away from them. Little do they realise that it is not a name that makes the difference but the excellent SERVICE that I provide. However, on legal advice and to avoid unnecessary and expensive litigation INSPECTOR HOMES is now no longer!
I adhere strictly to the guidelines set by InterNACHI to give you the most professional, reliable and courteous service.
Complete customer satisfaction is my goal!
Why hire me as your Home Inspector?
I obtained a National Higher Diploma (NQF6) in Construction Management in 1974. I was employed as a contracts manager and later as area manager by companies such as Murray&Roberts, LTA, Stocks & Stocks, Schacht Homes and Balwin Properties.
In addition, I have over 40 years’ experience in the building industry. This includes construction project management of complexes, high rise and industrial buildings, large housing township projects including roads and services, systems experience, property inspection and much more! To sum it up, during my career, I have been involved with building and inspecting every type of construction project excluding a bridge and a tunnel.
I am a certified home inspector and a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
Therefore, I have extensive professional training to provide you with the best service you will find anywhere!
My business is not a franchise like many other inspection companies, I am the sole proprietor of my business. Moreover, to guarantee the highest inspection and report standards, I conduct all inspections myself! In addition, because I am independent and not connected with a franchiser, I can offer you far better value for money with reduced inspection fees!
You will still receive the best in-depth, detailed and comprehensive inspection report, with photos, that is easy to understand. If you are still unsure, look at how many unsolicited testimonials I have received on Facebook and Google My Business in comparison to other inspectors!
Furthermore, I use the latest technology and home inspection equipment. I also have had extensive professional training to provide you with the best service you will find anywhere!
My pricing is extremely competitive, but if you get a cheaper quote from another certified inspector or inspection company, and you feel comfortable with them then you should go with them! But please, whatever you decide to do, have an inspection for your own benefit.
I inspect properties from Johannesburg South to the north of Pretoria, as far west as Hartbeespoort and brits and as far east as Bronkhorstspruit.
My availability until 7 pm every evening on weekdays and during the day on Saturday gives you the option of having your inspection at your convenience. Furthermore, you are welcome to phone me 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have.
Buying property with the “voetstoots” clause in the Offer to Purchase puts you at risk. As a result, you should have a home buyers inspection which is a comprehensive inspection and report with marked photos of the defects!
At THE HOME DETECTIVE, I specialise in providing professional comprehensive home inspections for buyers. In fact, my detailed inspection report will help you to make an informed decision on whether to buy or not.
A timely home inspection can also save you expensive litigation post-purchase. Moreover, I am here to help you make the right purchasing decision. Unlike sellers and estate agents who do not have your interests at heart.
What does it include?
When you choose me to carry out your home buyers inspection, I will carry out thorough, detailed buyers home inspection. I look at a variety of different facets, from top to bottom, including:
Structural integrity (roof and structure)
Heating and cooling
Plumbing, electrical and gas
The condition of the property’s exterior space (stand and property walls)
On completion of the physical inspection of the property, I will compile an extensive and detailed buyers inspection report. The comprehensive inspection report will be available within 2 days of the inspection.
I am an internationally certified home inspector. I work within the strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the Internation Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
With my experience, I’m in a unique position to provide you with a highly professional, buyers home inspection report. As a result, you can rely on the information in the comprehensive report before you buy your home.
I am passionate about helping people find a structurally sound home. Furthermore, I will ensure that you have as much information as possible about a property before you buy it. Therefore, this will make your purchasing decision easier and take the stress out of the transaction.
Also, my buyer’s inspection and the report will not cost you an arm and a leg. In short, my fee is a fraction of the purchase price of the property you wish to buy!
But one thing is certain, good home inspections and reports do require a lot of work! Most of my work in a home inspection and a report is not in the physical inspection itself but in the producing of the inspection report! Reports can take anything from 1 to 2 full days to produce!
As a result, the home inspection knowledge, skill, experience and commitment that I have are paramount in providing you with the best home inspection and report in the business. I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort and commitment when inspecting your property and producing your inspection report.
This I promise you.
Jurie Fourie – NACHI14102004
Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)