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Certified Home Inspector – Gauteng

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Jurie Fourie – Certified Professional Home Inspector and owner of THE HOME DETECTIVE. I do professional property inspections!

My Mission and Goals

As a certified home inspector, I aim to provide you with a thorough, objective and confidential inspection and report.

My mission is to inspect and produce the best home inspection reports in the country!

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 and correctness 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?


I obtained a National Higher Diploma (NQF6) in Construction Management in 1974. I was employed as a contracts manager and later as an area manager by companies such as Murray&Roberts, LTA, Stocks & Stocks, Schacht Homes and Balwin Properties.

In addition, I have over 40 years of 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 are easy to understand. If you are still unsure, look at how many unsolicited testimonials I have received on Facebook and Google Business compared 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.


My availability until 7 pm every evening on weekdays and during the day on Saturday gives you the option of having your property 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 for a property inspection.

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Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®


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Home Buyers Inspection

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Home Buyers Inspection

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A pre-purchase home inspection is a comprehensive inspection or critical inspection for all home buyers who are considering buying a new or secondhand home. Without one, you are definitely at RISK!

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Why you need a Home Inspection

Buying property with the “voetstoots” clause in the Offer to Purchase puts you at risk. As a result, you should have a home buyer’s inspection which is a comprehensive inspection or a critical inspection and report with marked photos of the defects!

Furthermore, if you later discover expensive structural and maintenance faults with your new property, it can be heartbreaking. As a result, you either fix the faults at your own expense or go the legal route.

That is why the PPRA (Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority) advises all prospective property buyers to have a Home Buyers Inspection.

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 buyer inspection, I will carry out a thorough, detailed pre-purchase home inspection. I look at a variety of different facets, from top to bottom, including:

  • Roofing
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • All walls
  • Structural integrity (roof and structure)
  • Heating and cooling
  • Plumbing, electrical and gas
  • The condition of the property’s exterior space (stand and property walls)

Inspection report

Upon completion of the physical inspection of the property, I will compile an extensive and detailed home pre-purchase home inspection. The comprehensive inspection report will be available within 3 working 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 International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

With my experience, I’m in a unique position to provide you with a highly professional, home 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 pre-purchase home 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!

Finally, don’t forget to put an inspection contingency in your “Offer to Purchase”.

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My Promise

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My Promise To You

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Jurie Fourie – Certified Home Inspector, member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and owner of THE HOME DETECTIVE

Yes, your home is one of the biggest investments you will make. Furthermore, choosing the right certified home inspectors can be difficult.

Many factors may influence your choices such as different qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and pricing.

Testimonials and recommendations are also important in making your choice. However, there is no doubt that the best-trained and experienced home inspectors are InterNACHI-certified inspectors!

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.

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Jurie Fourie – NACHI14102004

Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)

I inspect most areas and municipalities in the northern part of Gauteng.

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