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Anchor Property Inspectors through their 20 years of experience in the building industry are able to assist estate agents, buyers and sellers of problems around the house which will help to assess the value of the repairs and potential issues that have arisen or might arise without on going maintenance. Thus affording each party to assess who will be responsible for repairs of the items highlighted.

  1. Storm water drainage around the property.There are various areas to consider:
    • The gradient of the ground and in which direction does the
      water run?
    • Does it run towards the house or away and is there sufficient drainage?
    • The Ground
      • Are there areas where water is pooling?
      • Are the areas where water pools, walkways,
        balconies etc?
  2. Leaking Roof
    • Does it have gutters & downpipes or not?
    • Are the gutters big enough or are they possible
      rusted or blocked?
    • Where does the water run off?
    • Are there sufficient weep holes in boundary
      walls?
    • Flashing leaking or rusted, ridging tiles cracked
      and requiring waterproofing, valleys blocked?
    • Broken or cracked tiles?
    • Iron roof sheeting rusted and loose fasteners?
    • Slate tiles not maintained?
    • Thatch roofs not maintained
    • Roof gradient—Is it built to NHBRC regulation or
      Engineers spec?
    • Does water pool on the flat roof systems due to
      incorrect gradients?
  3. Internal Roof
    • Wood rot from roof leaking
    • Sagging beams
    • Is there dust sheet fitted in the roof
  4. Windows and Doors
    • Water seepage through window and door frames
    • Rust
    • Wood rot
    • Insect infestation : ants, termites, beetles
  5. Insulation
    • Is there insulation as this effects heating and cooling?
    • The insulation in the roof is it the correct thickness
      for the zoned area?
    • Has the insulation collapsed—due to age, water
      leakage from roof etc?
    • All the above result in poor energy efficiency and
      higher electric bills
  6. Ventilation
    • Is there sufficient ventilation throughout the house?
    • Black mold on ceilings in bathrooms or bedroom
      ceilings?
  7. Electrical, Plumbing, Gas installations
    • May be illegal or faulty
      due to the age of the house and poor maintenance in
      certain areas?
    • Geyser installations not conforming to building
      Regulation?
    • Distribution boxes not labeled or have gaps ?
      Plumbing pipes visible leaking or taps leaking / toilet?
  8. Damp on walls
    • Interior / exterior visible damp verified with
      moisture meters are signs of urgent repairs
  9. Hazardous material—older houses-Asbestos
  10. Glazing
    • Incorrect glazing can cause severe injuries which can
      be avoided with the correct glass for the property.
    • Energy efficient glazing also ensures the house is
      energy efficient and assists with the lowering of
      electrical bills when warming and cooling of the
      interior
  11. Structural Damage
    • Roof movement, wall/ plaster cracking,
      Ceiling movement.
    • Boundary walls not build to regulation,
      cracking, leaning etc
  12. Poor/ Defective workmanship
    • Cheap/ poor repairs which will cause harm than good when coming to the sale of properties

By doing a pre-sale inspection on the property before it goes onto the market will.

  1. Establish what defects the property has and if the seller is willing to fix them in order to achieve a higher price or the correct market value pricing.
  2. If the owner is not willing to repair the buyer then can make a reasonable offer based on the report.
  3. The report shows TOTAL TRANSPARENCY of the condition of the house with little room for legal action as all defects were pointed out.
  4. Leads to quicker offers based on the facts of the property allowing the ESTATE AGENT to show the house with confidence knowing there is total transparency and protecting their integrity and the companies reputation, leading to happy buyers who will always refer the agent due to their full transparency in their dealings.

WHAT THE INSPECTION COVERS:

ROOF INSPECTION
Internal/ External

STRUCTURE of the Building and Out buildings
Internal/ External—-cracks etc

DAMP & WATERPROOFING INSPECTION
Moisture meter readings to confirm inspection

DOORS & WINDOWS INSPECTION
Visual inspection for wood rot, rust etc

GLAZING INSPECTION

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT & GRADING OF GROUND

BOUNDARY WALLS & FREE STANDING WALLS
POOL Inspection and surroundings

PLUMBING INSPECTION
Checking of all plumbing to ensure functionality and for
Any visible leaks
Geyser Installation in roof correct

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION
Visual inspection of DB board, roof wiring etc, plugs,
light switches, covers , gate motors, garage doors etc

ELECTRICAL FENCE INSPECTION
Visual inspection of fence installation

GAS INSTALLATION INSPECTION
Visual inspection if complies with regulation.

DECKING, BALCONIES, BALUSTRADING, POOL FENCING, STEPS
Visual inspection to confirm to regulation etc

SECURITY, HEALTH & SAFETY AND
FIRE PROTECTION INSPECTION

OTHER INSPECTION CARRIED OUT FOR SALE OF PROPERTIES
if available at time of inspection:

  1. Approved plan —check if plan is same as current house
  2. Electrical certificates—-Property and Electric fence
  3. Gas certificate
  4. Beetle certificate

BOOK YOUR INSPECTION TODAY BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW AND SHOW THE SELLERS YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SELLING THEIR PROPERTY AND ACHIEVING A GREAT PRICE.

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