Do not sign the sale agreement until you have had a home inspector take a look at the problem as well as inspect the rest of the property. You will be required to pay the inspector but it is a worthwhile cost as it may save you hundreds of thousands of Rands later on. If the inspector confirms there is an issue with the roof or any other part of the structure, book a FREE telephonic consultation with Bert Smith Property Attorneys & General Conveyancers.
As property attorneys and conveyancers, it’s our job to make sure you are not signing something that could come back to bite you later. For example, signing a disclosure document that states the house you are agreeing to buy is in good condition can land you in a lot of expensive trouble if the roof needs to be replaced or there is something else wrong with the house that will be expensive to repair. We can help you negotiate a sale agreement where the amount it costs to repair the roof is deducted from the purchase price.