Each home is different, and every home inspector determines his or her own rate and home inspection quote differently. It can feel like a guessing game for you to know which home inspector to hire. Some inspectors work on the homes’ square metres and others work on the number of rooms in the home.
A home inspection on an average home will typically cost about R2,750 for a three bedroomed home.
Size of the home
I work in the rooms of the home. My home inspection quote depends on the number of rooms in the house and any outbuildings. Therefore, it’s the main factor in determining the cost of your home inspection. I use the information to establish not only the length of time the inspection will take, but also help calculate my workload involved. After all, the more rooms there are to inspect, the greater the number of detail required in the report.
My pricing works from R250 per room upwards. This also includes the garage and swimming pool and any outbuildings you would like to have inspected. When you call me for a home inspection quote, be sure to get a quote based on all areas you would like included in your report.
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 inspectionservices 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.
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!
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!
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 reportwithin 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.
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.
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.
My mould inspection servicemay 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.
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.
My Comprehensive, Snag (New Home) and Maintenance Inspections 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 home inspection
Firstly, I am a trained and skilled InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector. Therefore, you will receive a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual home 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 comprehensive report of all the components inspected.
Outside the home, 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.
that, I will prepare a detailed home 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 inspectionservices and reports are the best. I also value customer service above everything else.
Items inspected in your house and property:
Air Conditioning systems
Cupboards, kitchen tops and units
Damp in walls, floors and ceilings
Decks (all types)
Electrical boards & components (DB, plugs, light switches and lights)
External finishes (faced, plastered and timber and steel framed)