For the highest standard in property & home inspections – Get a quote from Archicheck

Our architects provide a comprehensive home inspection service and compile an easy-to-read report on any property, allowing investors to make informed decisions. A rare but essential service!

Get the best home inspection in the industry.

Archicheck employs only professional architects (SACAP registered) to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive home inspection service in South Africa. Book an architect to conduct a full property and home inspection.

Get a quote now for a full home inspection

If unsure, the following information can typically be found on property sales websites or from the seller's real estate agent

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Your report will include the following:
  • A full report (including video and photos) for general, aesthetic and structural defects in every room
  • A detailed description of every item’s fine detail (e.g. Doors, their keys, locks, hinges and frames)
  • A waterproofing and damp inspection
  • A cost estimate of the repairs for any defects
  • Written advice from our architects on all matters of importance
  • Check that the entire building is indicted on your as-built plans*
  • Check that the entire building has been approved by your local council*
  • Provide a cost estimate for getting these approvals if they have not been completed by the seller (we advise that you use this information to negotiate for a better price, because there will be financial implications for you down the line)
  • Provide you with a breakdown of the remaining space you have left to develop on the property
  • Investigate the overall building for structural defects
  • Zoning of Erf (single residential / general residential / commercial / mixed use)
  • Total permissible coverage of the stand / Erf (allowed building coverage of the Erf can be as low as 20% of the stand size, depending on the zoning of your property)
  • Building height restrictions that apply to the property
  • Building line positions / distances from boundary lines
  • Permissible bulk factor (the allowed building scale in terms of floor area, coverage and height. i.e. the allowed sum of the areas of all floors of a building on the subject property)
  • Surveyor general’s diagram indicating site co-ordinates and site boundary lines*
  • Design guidelines*

*on special request; subject to availability

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 homes 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 perform property inspections and 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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    Check all property restrictions

    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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    Check all property restrictions

    Check all property restrictions

    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

    Check all property restrictions

    ZAR R480.00
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