About me

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Certified Home Inspector – Gauteng

Home inspector
Jurie Fourie – Certified Professional Home Inspector and owner of THE HOME DETECTIVE

My Mission

My goal as a certified home inspector is to provide you with a thorough, objective and confidential inspection and report.

The report will provide you with the necessary information to make a well-informed decision when purchasing a property. As a result, you reduce your risk considerably!

Furthermore, you will also receive advice on the proper maintenance of your property.

As a home inspector, I consider only your interests when conducting an inspection! Other parties, who may have a vested interest in the sale of the property, will not influence the accuracy of the inspection and your property report.

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?

Experience

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!

Sole owner

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.

Inspection area

I inspect properties from Johannesburg South to the north of Pretoria, as far west as Hartbeespoort and brits and as far east as Bronkhorstspruit.

Availability

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.

As a certified home inspector, I abide by InterNACHI’s strict Code of Ethics. All inspections are performed according to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for our industry.

If anything is unclear or if you have any questions please contact me. I will resolve your query as soon as possible.

When you make an offer on a property you must insert an Inspection Contingency in the offer.

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Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®

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Why You Should Have A Home Inspection

The importance of a home inspection

house inspection and protection

Imagine what can happen if you don’t have a house inspection as protection when you buy a new home. Defects you didn’t notice and latent defects like a roof leak can cause your dream home to become a nightmare!

A Buyers House Inspection or Pre-purchase Comprehensive Property Inspection

Be wise, have a home inspection!

A buyer’s house inspection is your protection against the ‘voetstoots’ clause. A Buyer’s Inspection report is a written account, with photos, of the condition of the property. As a result, it will tell you about any significant building defects or problems. This can be defects such as rising damp, movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof etc. You would have this done as part of your condition of the sale so you can identify any problems with the property which, if left unchecked, could prove costly to repair.

Why do you have a house inspection?

  1. Protection against the voetstoots clause in your Offer to Purchase
  2. You will know in advance what the problems are.
  3. Therefore, you may be able to negotiate a lower price for the property. You may have to pay to repair some of the problems.
  4. You also get specialist advice about any major problems and maintenance issues which may affect the property over time.

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 Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®

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Is a Seller’s Disclosure worth the paper it’s written on?

 

Seller’s Disclosure

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There are also various versions of “Sellers Property Condition Disclosure” statements in use by estate agents. The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)  prepared one of the disclosure forms. Another by a prominent firm of conveyancing attorneys. Some “Offer To Purchase” contracts include the seller’s disclosure towards the back of the contract. None do much to make the average property transaction any fairer for the buyer.

These disclosure statements often don’t provide the buyer with genuinely comprehensive information on the true condition of the property. Such agreements often simply shift responsibility away from the estate agent and onto the seller. Continue reading “Is a Seller’s Disclosure worth the paper it’s written on?”