Property inspections with a difference

The National Property Protector (TNPP) launched in KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape this week with their unique property inspections services.

“It has been a long and hard road to get where we are today and we are all very excited to get all our branches working at full steam” said Kyle Eccles, Marketing Director of TNPP.

TNPP was initiated by Irene Eccles, renowned property developer. “With the property market being affected by the credit crunch, we found that a lot of professionals in the field were negatively affected” said Irene. “We formed The National Property Protector early in 2011, and started training and accrediting professionals according to TNPP standards and educated them on how to best facilitate the seller’s protection relative to the CPA laws”.

What sets TNPP apart from other property inspection companies is that it’s not a one man show. “Inspections are conducted by specialised professional experts in their field and not just one person that professes to know it all” said Brent Eccles, National Operations Director. Each TNPP branch consists of sets of Structural Engineers; Architects; Builders; Plumbers;  Electricians; Entomologist and Gas Plumbers. A home owner or buyer can decide how extensive they want the property inspection to be. Pricing is affordable and cost effective to all homeowners.

The services of TNPP has been in high demand by sellers, as selling your home has become a little riskier since the inception of the new Consumer Protection Act. The reason for this is a seller is no longer covered by the “voetstoots”  or “As is” clause. Any latent or patent defects on a property must be disclosed and documented prior to transfer, or the buyer may request for repairs to be done at the sellers cost. If the repairs are too great or expensive, the purchaser may ask for a full reversal (see for CPA synopsis – CPA terms and conditions apply). By having an inspection done, the seller will ensure a smooth transaction.

As a buyer, it makes sense to find out as much as possible about the property before buying it. That way any surprise problems and extra expense can be avoided with a new home. The comprehensive report and photos provided after a home inspection will assist the buyer in negotiating a better deal, budget realistically for alterations, and avoid a disastrous purchase.

Should you wish to book a property inspection with TNPP or make use of any of their other services, please visit their website

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