Archicheck employs professional Architects (SACAP registered) to provide the highest quality reports and most comprehensive property inspection service in South Africa, with drawn details on how best to resolve any problems. 

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Our reports include the following:

  • Scrutiny of approved building plans and as-built deviations
  • Assessment of the title deed for restrictions / servitudes
  • Snagging report of entire building (interior, exterior) 
  • National Building Regulation compliance assessment
  • Report on potential health and safety issues
  • Condition description of relevant defaults

The snagging reports cover the following:

  • A schedule (including photos and video) of general, aesthetic and structural defects in every room
  • A full inventory schedule and faulty ironmongery notification
  • A detailed description of every item’s fine detail (e.g. Doors, their keys, locks, hinges and frames)
  • An investigation (including photos and video) into the overall building for potential structural faults
  • Written advise from our architects on all the above
  • A cost estimate for the repairs of any defects can be included upon special request  

Financial implications

If the building has not been approved and indicated on the as-built plans, your local council holds the right to issue you with an instruction to demolish all unapproved structures. You will also be fined for 100% of the building cost for all unapproved structures.

Most properties in South Africa are sold ‘voetstoots’, as such, buyers are unlikely to be able to recover costs for latent and patent defects. That’s why you must have a highly qualified inspector to Archicheck your property before you commit to the purchase.

We also provide critical information on development feasibility.

We approach the local municipal council on your behalf to acquire the Zoning of your property, which dictates the rights of use on the land. Know more before you buy, renovate or develop property. Check the legal restrictions of the property.

We can also furnish you with the permissible coverage, height restrictions, allowed bulk and boundary lines of your property. We will inform you if the building already exceeds the maximum permissible coverage, which may mean that a portion of your building has not been approved by council. You may want to build on down the line, but do the restrictions in the area allow for this? It is important to understand how much space (coverage) you have to work with before committing to a purchase.

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  • Feasibility study

    Feasibility study

    ZAR R480.00
    Find out the zoning, allowed bulk, permissible coverage, height restrictions and building line setbacks on a property. Every structure is limited in terms of the legal restrictions applicable to a zone, in relation to Erf / Property size. Learn what you can and can't do on your property, and if required, contact our architects to discuss ways of overcoming obstacles inhibiting your ideas for development.
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    Feasibility study

    Feasibility study

    Find out the zoning, allowed bulk, permissible coverage, height restrictions and building line setbacks on a property. Every structure is limited in terms of the legal restrictions applicable to a zone, in relation to Erf / Property size. Learn what you can and can't do on your property, and if required, contact our architects to discuss ways of overcoming obstacles inhibiting your ideas for development.
    ZAR R480.00

    Feasibility study

    ZAR R480.00
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