App to improve your processes

Nov 16, 2016 | Tech, Trade Tools

Property inspections, a necessary and a legal requirement for rentals. But also time-consuming and admin-intensive. Enter Property Inspect. The app works as a management system to allow you to work through more inspections in a shorter space of time – and more effectively at that. Translation: use it to save photos and voice recordings, and take notes using templates and checklists. From there, you can create professional reports while you’re on the road. These can be viewed online and then shared with clients, landlords and other agents. Or you can use the app as a diary to schedule and delegate appointments, and receive real-time reminders of where you need to be next. Aside from saving you time and admin hassles, it protects agents, tenants and landlords from potential disputes.

Professional inspections are essential if proof of damages is needed. Says property law specialist Ilse Pretorius: “Viewing a dwelling is not the same as inspecting it for the purposes set out in the Rental Housing Amendment Act, that is, inspecting it for possible defects. The inspection is therefore not just a visit to show the dwelling to the tenant. A formal joint inspection, with both the landlord and tenant present, must be done before the tenant moves into the dwelling and again towards the expiry of the lease. These are peremptory provisions in the act.” Property Inspect is available for Android and Apple devices, and includes different packages, depending on the required number of users and properties.

“64% of Homeowner Insights respondents would consider buying a townhouse or cluster”

26.6%

“In the past 20 years flats and townhouses have made up 26.6% of newly completed buildings”

63%

“In the past three years, 63% of all residential development units financed by Absa were sectional title units

Source: The Homeowner Insights – Absa and Columinate’s annual report reflecting consumer behaviour about home ownership