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Your quote is free without any obligation.

I use the information you provide on the Free Quote Order Form provided below to produce your Free inspection quote.

I am an InterNACHI certified, professional home inspector dedicated to providing comprehensive, detailed home inspections and reports. Furthermore, with all the inspections I do, I use the most up-to-date training and equipment.

My home inspection services go above and beyond industry norms. Furthermore, I  work for you only, from start to finish.

A home inspection empowers you

Knowledge of the property gives you the power to plan, negotiate, and protect your purchase or sale. My report will provide you with as much knowledge as possible about the property you are considering buying or selling.

Your quote 

My Free Inspection Quote Order Form is very detailed. As a result, there is no guesswork resulting in cheaper quotes because there is no loading of the quote to cover unexpected items!

Furthermore, I am the sole owner of my inspection business and totally independent. I also do all the inspections personally. As a result, my prices are less costly than those of other inspectors and inspection companies because I am not part of a franchise.

Furthermore, I don’t contract my inspections to any other inspector or inspection company either! In addition, no inspections are contracted to me. I work for you and nobody else.  You are paying the inspection fee to me for my work.

I will contact you within the same business day with an inspection quote. After 4 pm in the afternoon, you will receive your quote no later than early on the following business day.

Attending your inspection

You should try to attend the inspection so I may review my findings with you.  At the same time, I will answer any questions you may have.

If you are unable to attend the inspection, you will find that my detailed inspection report is easy to understand. All my inspections include marked-up photos detailing the defects. Moreover, where possible, I provide you with a solution or solutions to any defect or problem I detect.

Finally, I value your trust and look forward to being of service to you!


Please fill in the form below and when completed press the "get your FREE QUOTE" button to receive your free quote!
In the case of a Company or Partnership, please fill in the Company Name in the First block followed by your name and surname in the Last block.
Please choose the type of inspection you require
Please select which floor the unit is on. Intermediate floor unit is any floor excluding the ground floor and top floor.
If the roofs of buildings to be inspected consist of more than 1 type of roof material please select them all
If you don't know the age, please guess
If you don't know the area, please guess
The dining room, lounge, TV room, study, playroom etc. are living rooms.
Include shower rooms, guest toilets, separate toilets etc.
If the garage is larger than a double garage, please enter the number of motor vehicles it can house.
Select if attached to the house
Include bedrooms, lounges, dining rooms etc.
Include bedrooms, lounges, dining rooms etc.
Please select if NOT attached to the house
Jacuzzis are inspected but are not part of a normal home inspection and will be charged accordingly if requested below.
Include the number of garden sheds, tool sheds, pool house rooms and bathrooms etc.
Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it is collected, and in a manner consistent with the provisions of the POPI Act. Your personal information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent, except as required by law.


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Inspection Cost

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Home Inspection Report Costs

Comprehensive and critical inspection reports are no longer checklists, they are descriptive reports with narratives
My comprehensive and critical inspection won’t cost you an arm or a leg! As the owner, I do the inspection myself to keep costs low!

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Home Inspection Report costs

The inspection cost of a home inspection and a report is only a very small fraction of a % of the cost of your property. Furthermore, not having a comprehensive home inspection to determine the actual condition of the property can be a mistake that will cost you for many years to come!

All my residential and commercial property inspections are in full accordance with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for residential and commercial properties, and InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics.

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,
  • Hartbeespoort
  • 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, canto keep overheads low and pass these savings onto you.

You will receive your report within 2 working days after the day of the inspection. Most of the work in home inspections and reports are not in the physical inspection itself but in the producing of the inspection report! Reports can be anything from 15 pages to a huge 50 pages and can take anything from 1 to 2 full days to produce!

The type of home inspection report and inspection cost:

1) An Itemised Limited Inspection and Report

This covers only single components of the property, for example, a roof leak, a bulging ceiling, a damp problem and so forth.

This kind of inspection is also the cheapest, starting at R1500,00. If you want more components inspected at the same time, the additional inspection cost will be R750.00 per component.

However, if I need to travel further than 5 kilometres to the inspection an additional charge may be applicable.

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2) Walk Through Inspections

A walk-through inspection is for a client who does not (at this point) want a full home or commercial property inspection. This inspection can be performed with you, or for you if you live elsewhere, and you need nothing more than verbal subjective observations.

This type of inspection costs far less than a Comprehensive or Critical Home Inspection and about the same as a Single Component Inspection. Again, the cost depends on where the property is in my inspection area.

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3) Comprehensive Inspection report

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.

My room rate is from R250 to R350. The total square metres of the home determines the rate per room. Therefore, the smaller the house the higher the room rate.

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4) 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 (inside and outside), windows and doors, electricity, and plumbing.

A critical inspection cost is about ¾ of the price of a comprehensive inspection.

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5) 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 are the same as for a comprehensive home inspection report but focus more on the finishes in the home.

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6) 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.

Costs per inspection will be similar to the cost of a Single Component Inspection, again, varies depending on where your property is near my office to cover possible additional travel costs.

However, the price is dependent on the number of inspections you may decide on. More inspections mean less individual inspection costs.

Alternatively, depending on your budget you may only require a Snag Report before making final payments to contractors.

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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 initial inspection to assess the condition of the property is the more costly of the inspections.

Travelling costs are added to the cost of inspections depending on the distance from my office.

The cost of the initial inspection cost will depend on the size of the property, its age, location and repeat inspections.

Once the initial assessment has been completed interim and repeat inspections are much cheaper.

Also, repeat inspections (outgoing and interim) will depend on the size of the property.

Don’t forget, your outgoing rental inspection becomes the next incoming inspection as well and will cost R100.00 extra for the administration change of tenant and tenant’s details.

The inspection cost of rental inspections is negotiable and depends on the number of rental properties, together with repeat inspections.

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8) Damp and Mould Home Inspection report and cost

My mould inspection service may require two or more inspections of the property if you require sampling. On my first inspection, I perform my damp and mould inspection and then produce a report of my preliminary findings. Normally, unless you require sampling, the first inspection is sufficient to determine the source of the mould and moisture and the action to take to solve the mould problem.

In most cases, if visible mould growth is present, sampling is usually unnecessary! Therefore, the initial inspection will be the 1st and final inspection and report.

The initial inspection may cost between R1,500 and R3,000 depending on the size of the house. This excludes travelling costs. The damp and mould inspection includes a report with photos and recommendations.

Sampling is expensive and usually unnecessary! 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.

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9) Commercial Property Inspection report and inspection cost

Commercial Property Inspections apply to purchasing or renting a 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 from that of a normal home inspection. I will do a preliminary inspection (Walkthrough Inspection) with you to determine the extent of your requirements. At the same time, I will determine if additional inspections are required by specialist inspection subcontractors. I will also need to interview the building’s maintenance personnel. Based on the information, I will then prepare an assessment of further requirements and a quote for your requirements.

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What I Inspect

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I Inspect All Of The Following Components

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Some of the components inspected in your house and property inspection report

My Comprehensive, Snag (New Home), Maintenance and Commercial Inspection include all of the above. Also included is the stand condition, property boundary and courtyard walls, swimming pools, garages, decks and so on on the property. To clarify, an itemised list is provided below.

Your property inspection

Firstly, I am a trained and skilled InterNACHI Certified Property Inspector. Therefore, you will receive a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection and report of the property.

Moreover, I inspect the property you wish me to report on, inside and out, from the boundary walls to the top of the roof. Following that, I produce a detailed thorough report of all the components inspected.

All my inspections are in full accordance with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

My inspection process

Outside the building, I will inspect the property boundary walls, the garden, the building’s walls and roof, the driveway, the deck etc. Moreover, if you request it I will inspect your swimming pool. Then I will move inside to inspect the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. In addition, I also inspect the heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems to ensure that they work as intended. Likewise, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms also receive a thorough check. Following on, I will check the roof (ceiling) space and basement, if any.

Following that, I will prepare a detailed building inspection report of all the items inspected, including photographs. Furthermore, the report will be clear and easy to read.

Moreover, as The Home Detective, I strive to ensure my house and property inspection services and reports are the best. I also value customer service above everything else.

Items inspected in your house and property:

  • Air Conditioning systems
  • Boundary walls
  • Ceilings
  • Cupboards, kitchen tops and units
  • Damp in walls, floors and ceilings
  • Decks (all types)
  • Electric fencing
  • Electrical boards & components (DB, plugs, light switches and lights)
  • External finishes (faced, plastered and timber and steel framed)
  • Fireplaces and braais
  • Floors finishes (tiling, carpets, timber, laminated etc.)
  • Foundation, floor, wall and roof structure
  • Garages, carports and external buildings
  • Garden sheds
  • Geyser installations 
  • Gutters & downspouts
  • Heating systems
  • Insulation
  • Interior finishes (faced, plastered and timber and steel framed)
  • Leaks and damp (rising, falling and penetrating damp)
  • Maintenance issues
  • Mould and mildew
  • Paving (driveways, courtyards, walkways)
  • Plumbing system & fixtures (baths, basins, showers, sinks, toilets etc)
  • Problem vegetation and foliage
  • Roof space (area above the ceiling)
  • Roof systems (tiled, sheeted, concrete and composite roofs)
  • Safety aspects
  • Steps and stairs
  • Stoves and hobs
  • Surface drainage
  • Swimming pools
  • Ventilation
  • Walkways and driveways
  • Waterproofing systems
  • Windows & doors
  • Wood-destroying organisms and pests (termites, rodents etc.)
  • Yard and courtyard walls
  • and much more!

In addition, I invite you to come along and watch as I inspect your house and property. Furthermore, you are free to ask questions at any time during your property inspection

Finally, for more information on property inspections and your property, please browse the rest of my website.

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