Become a certified Property Assessment Practitioner
Property condition assessment, also known internationally as “home inspection”, or “property survey”, is one of the most exciting business opportunities in South Africa. SAHITA offers a certified professional qualification for South African Property Assessment Practitioners.
Property Assessment Practitioners include members of South Africa’s fast-growing independent home inspection industry; estate agents who want to provide a value-added service to their clients; municipal and statutory building inspectors; and insurance assessors.
The South African home inspection industry is especially suitable for small business and entrepreneurs because the prospects for growth are excellent, start-up costs are low and because a high level of personalised service will enhance the prospect of success.
The proposed new Property Practitioner’s law, which will regulate property inspection services in South Africa, is expected to create an additional 10 000 jobs in the property inspection sector.
SAHITA training provides new and existing home inspectors and other Property Assessment Practitioners with a head start in this exciting and fast-growing sector of the property industry. SAHITA is working closely with experts in the training field to ensure that its official accreditation will meet the standards of the Property Practitioner’s law.
SAHITA Learning Programme for Property Assessment Practitioners
SAHITA is the first Property Assessment Practitioner academy in South Africa to educate and equip students and building inspectors with an all-round knowledge of South Africa building & inspection. The SAHITA course material has been specifically structured to conform to South African building methods and regulations. SAHITA’s affordable on-line modular course is designed to help SAHITA learners launch their careers as accredited and qualified South African Property Assessment Practitioners (home inspectors).
Our expert trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are able to provide individual mentoring and an independent and confidential support service.
- People who want to make property assessment a career
- Unqualified home inspectors
- Estate agents who want to inspect properties for their clients.
- Project managers
- Insurance assessors
- Bank valuators
The home inspection industry
With the South African government’s emphasis on consumer laws and the public more and more aware of their consumer rights, the SA home inspection industry is forecast to grow rapidly over the next 10 years.It is expected that South Africa will follow the United States trend where nearly 8 out of 10 homes sold are inspected before they are sold.
More than 22 000 houses are sold monthly in SA and all of these buyers are prospective customers who would benefit from home inspections. This is the vast potential of the home inspection market.