At The Home Detective based in Pretoria, I strive to ensure my home and property inspections services and reports are the best in the business. I value customer service above everything else.
I am Jurie Fourie, a Certified Home Inspector. I will provide you with a thorough, professional inspection of your home, from roof to foundation.
All my inspections are in full accordance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
I use the latest home inspection technology. As a result, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a thorough and detailed inspection service you won’t find elsewhere!
BUYING A HOUSE, TOWNHOUSE OR FLAT?
Imagine what could be wrong! A house can be made up of many hundreds of different parts and materials from a nail to a roof tile and more!
New or used, this purchase will most likely be one the biggest investments you’ll ever make. With this type of an investment, it only makes sense to have a professional home inspection done beforehand.
If you’re thinking, “Why do I need to spend the time and money on a home inspection?”
My question to you is “Why take any unnecessary chances with your hard earned money?”
An inspection will give you a clear, concise picture of the important components and systems of the home so you can make an informed decision. In doing so you avoid getting into your nice new home only to spend thousands of rand on unexpected or unforeseen problems in your home that could have been identified with a simple inspection.
My thorough, impartial inspection will let you identify any minor or major repairs or maintenance issues. The inspection report also gives you a valuable tool in the bargaining stage of your home purchase to address any issues before you sign on the dotted line.
Furthermore, you will have a highly trained, experienced and dedicated professional on your side to help you make the right decision with your property purchase.
Don’t make the mistake so many other property buyers are making over and over again.
Protect your investment by having a home inspection!
I offer home and commercial inspections in an inspection area which substantially covers a large portion of Gauteng which includes most of Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ekerhuleni and a portion of North West Province
For more detailed information on the inspection areas covered please Click Here
Inspection in Savannah Country Estates - Pretoria EastFrom my first visit to Jurie`s website until the end of his inspection in Pretoria East, I was impressed with the service. He is very professional, prompt and clearly has a vast knowledge of home inspections. As we walked through the house, he explained what was wrong and how best to fix it in the most economical way which was a bonus! Jurie is sincere and friendly. He obviously enjoys what he is doing. Highly recommended.
Comprehensive Inspection on a 1906 house built in Parkview, JohannesburgHi Jurie, Thanks again for your hard work. Just for you information, we actually pulled our offer on the house in Parkview. the seller was messing us around offering patch-up jobs on the roof. Your findings were completely in line with the views of our roofing expert who we got in. He quoted us R300,000.00 to fix it. The seller insisted it cost R60,000.00 to fix We`ll get back in touch on the next house we offer on. Thanks again.
Snag Inspection at The Blyde in Willow Park ManorWe needed to complete the snag list for our new apartment. We decided on to get a professional (THE HOME DETECTIVE) to do it for us. The website is professional and user-friendly, I received a quote within a few hours. The inspection was thorough and professional and he was patient. The report was detailed and professionally presented. The developer didn`t question anything, he just said they will fix everything. We got all this at a very reasonable cost. We were very very satisfied with the service and we will be calling again for another inspection once the developer has fixed what needed to be fixed. The apartment appeared to be acceptable but just had a few minor snags. However, after the thorough inspection, most of the tiles have to be redone - about 80%. We would not have seen that had we done the snag list ourselves. GET A PROFESSIONAL TO DO IT. GET THE HOME DETECTIVE!
Snag Inspection in Pretoria EastThe Home Detective is a must contact man for every new home..!! Do not make a mistake of accepting a house from developer without Jurie`s expertise!! When my husband and I got approved bond of our new home, we were very excited. Pretoria East had always been close to our heart, and upon evaluating a new development`s show house house which appealed so beautiful on the inside and outside... we just couldn`t wait to sign the building contract. Well.. we signed a building contract which seemed to have been very comprehensive, with the Architects, Engineers and all the other expertise included, which gave us surety that with the type of team promised, the product is bound to be high quality. As an Engineer myself, eyebrows raised when the house foundation was set-out lower than the access road level... *shaking my head* On enquiry we were told it`s the Engineer`s design and will all tie-up with the channels and paving as the construction proceeds. That did not sit well with me! Upon "completion" the foundation was low and not even meeting the Builder`s regulation of minimum 150mm from DPC. I knew I had to do something if I want to save "future" maintenance on such a defect. I contacted Jurie, to get his opinion on this. He then advised that not only the DPC need to be inspected but a comprehensive Home Inspection needed to be done at the property. It was December 2018 when the developer claimed to have finished the works, in January Jurie conducted an inspection which detailed about 49 pages worth of defects to be repaired.. That included faulty plugs, no waterproof membranes, poorly constructed roof, staircase not meeting the standards, water pressures, incorrect installation of geysers etc. The report was handed to the developer for rectification, in merely two weeks time the developer claimed to have finished with the snag list, even threatening legal action on us that we are being difficult accepting the building they provided. A letter from the Developers attorneys was sent to us, instruction that we accept the building as it is. We contacted Jurie again for follow up inspection on the first report provided. Only to find that there had been not much change, we felt strongly that the property was not worth the money since National Building Regulations compliance was literally not used. Even though some faults we could see, Jurie played a very important part and taught us so much about the defects in the house, and what could be accepted and what would not be acceptable. He supported us all the way and proved how professional and loyal he is to his clients and profession. I remember the one time when the developer tried getting hold of Jurie to do work behind our back, Jurie did not compromise his profession nor his clients. Even today Jurie would still check up and ensure that he is there should there be a need for expert witness on the defaulted work the Developer is trying to get us to accept. Although the matter is now in the hands of the lawyers, I thank Jurie for the most important role he played in this transaction. Had it not been for Jurie we would have just fallen into a huge bond and faulty home. Big up`s Jurie!! My husband and I cannot thank you enough for opening our eyes. We`ll be sure to use your services on our next house purchase. We have have spotted the property being advertised for sale on online platforms..
A Comprehensive Home Inspection in Lyttelton, CenturionWorking with Jurie was a great experience. We are first time buyers and the advise Jurie gave us was of enormous value. Apart from the report being very thorough, it was great to walk through the house with him to learn all kinds of tips and tricks about maintaining your house properly and looking for signs of possible problems and taking care of them before there are problems. Thanks Jurie