SOMABAYE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Property Inspections and Maintenance
For Peace of Mind; Financial Protection and delivering a Valuable Negotiating Tool, obtaining a SOMABAYE Inspection Report is a must for anyone wishing to make an intelligent decision based on all the facts.
Make an offer to purchase subject to a favourable inspection by SOMABAYE SERVICES. We conduct a thorough inspection from roof to foundation supply a written report detailing all the patent defects, allowing you to make an informed decision, or negotiate a better price.
Whether you are building, buying or investing, a home inspection by SOMABAYE SERVICES offers peace of mind and investment protection. Don’t buy without SOMABAYE SERVICES
BENEFITS TO ESTATE AGENTS
The more information everyone has upfront, the better your chances are of ensuring a quick and painless sale process.
Reports help sellers see their homes through the eyes of a critical, third-party, thus making sellers more realistic about asking price.
Repairs made ahead of time might make homes show better.
The reports provide third-party, unbiased opinions to offer to potential buyers.
Clean reports can be used as marketing tools to help sell the homes.
Inspections reduce the need for negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
Deals are less likely to fall apart the way they often do when buyer’s inspections unexpectedly reveal problems, last minute.
Reports provide full-disclosure protection from future legal claims. Achieve sole mandate status more often
Price properties based on the real market value.
Seller can confidently declare property problem-free
Transparent communication between you, the buyer and the seller
Less time negotiating because the known defects are factored into the sale price
Inspection fee easily absorbed into purchase costs
No expensive post-purchase litigation
It makes sense to a professional
WHAT EXACTLY DOES SOMABAYE SERVICES PROPERTY INSPECTION INVOLVE?
SOMABAYE SERVICES technical 200 point inspection is a thorough examination of all the visible aspects of the property. Our trained professionals take a minimum of two hours to thoroughly inspect the property, and will be able to report on the condition of the property.
Superior testing equipment like infrared thermal imagers and travelling cameras are combined with traditional inspection methods and the well-trained, best skilled human tools for accurate and complete reports. Infrared imaging tools show temperature differences as an image on the screen, easily showing electrical problems, hidden pipes and circuits and much more. Diagnostic pipe inspection cameras are sent into tiny spaces on the property.
After having the SOMABAYE SERVICES 200 point inspection, you will have a comprehensive report as well as a full digital photo gallery of the property. Should a client request a municipal report, this can also be arranged.
Simply Contact Us for an inspector to travel to you or the property that you need to be checked, wherever it is in the country.
WHAT IT ENTAILS
The 200 points include inspection reports on:
· structural or cosmetic cracks
· structural status
· roof leaks and roof integrity
· walls, rising damp and moisture
· glass safety
· everything in between
WHO SHOULD HAVE AN INSPECTION?
The SOMABAYE Inspection consist of a 200 point inspection and is for new and old buildings, affecting the buyer, seller, estate agent, letting agents, builder, landlord and tenant alike.
The advantages to the buyer are clear; soon every buyer will insist on an inspection before they purchase. Already some buyers won’t even look at a property unless it has had a thorough, unbiased inspection. The inspection information could save you from a great deal of loss – financially and personally. An exploding geyser is a lethally dangerous thing, and who would put new carpets down knowing they’d be flooded and ruined in a month’s time because of faulty plumbing? Thousands of Rands can be wasted on painting before discovering rising damp, roof leaks and cracks due to shifting foundations. New buildings are actually the ones that mostly have the defects due to fly-by-night contractors that are not properly monitored by existing building registration councils. Insist on an inspection before you commit yourself to buying.
SELLERS AND ESTATE AGENTS
Not only buyers gain from home inspections. The sellers’ marketing advantages of having a pre-sale inspection are tremendous. You can confidently declare your house problem-free and price it with assurance. Creating an open, trusting atmosphere between yourself and the buyer speeds up the sale unbelievably. The more information everyone has up-front, the better your chances are of ensuring a quick and painless process and reducing the risk of the buyer changing his or her mind. If you do not want to make the necessary repairs, these aspects can be stated in the sale agreement so that there are no nasty surprises that could abort the sale.
TENANTS, LANDLORDS AND LETTING AGENTS
If you are renting or letting, an inspection is done at the beginning and end of every lease, so there can be no blame-shifting or bad relations between tenants and landlords. This is equally as important to landlords as it is to tenants. To prevent any moneys being withheld or malicious damage to property occurring, safeguard your investment by making good use of SOMABAYE SERVICES. Their inspection reports and full digital photo galleries provide visual proof of the state of the property before occupancy and after departure.
BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
The majority of building defects are actually found not in the older but in the newer buildings. With the rapid rate of development in South Africa, buildings are going up fast and flimsy. Boost and protect your good name as a builder or contractor by having the SOMABAYE SERVICES stamp of approval. Protect yourself from the bad reputation and shoddy workmanship of slapdash contractors and subcontractors.
REAL ESTATE INSPECTION VERSUS VOETSTOETS
The infamous “voetstoets” clause only covers the seller for those defects known to the seller. If you can prove that the seller knew of other defects you may eventually get them to pay, but usually sellers are genuinely unaware of the problems.
A borer beetle certificate and an electrical certificate are the only clearance aspects required by South African law upon sale. The legally-required electrical certificate doesn’t include checking the wiring up to the light fittings, which could be faulty due to inevitable wear and tear (age), bad installation or even exposed by gnawing roof rats.
Property Inspections and Maintenance