A Small Investment for Peace of Mind

A Small Investment for Peace of Mind
You’ve found your dream home or the perfect location for your business; you’ve had a look around and everything looks good. While you may be keen to sign on the dotted line and move in straight away, keep in mind that property inspection is an important part of the process and should not be left out. It often falls onto the purchaser/tenant to initiate this if the seller/landlord does not. While i...
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Saving Money Through Property Inspection

Saving Money Through Property Inspection
Douglas Ralph, CPI CEO Snag & Inspect By S. Dhar Special to Freehold You have used your life savings on your dream house and now that it is about to be handed over, you need to be sure that the property is without any construction defects. You are about to rent an apartment and want to ensure that there are no safety concerns so that you don’t have to incur any losses later. The only t...
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Practise an Energy Efficient Lifestyle for Sustainability

Energy audits guarantee several benefits as they lower energy bills and increase energy savings. The UAE property sector accounts for a large share in the country’s overall energy consumption due to growing energy demands caused by high domestic consumption rates. By Douglas Ralph, CPI Special to Properties What many homeowners, renters and companies may not realize is that a number of thei...
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Meeting the Construction Challenge – Hospital Build

BY: David O’Riley, Marketing Director, Snag & Inspect, Dubai, UAE Patient care, hygiene, cleanliness and a safe environment are at the very centre of a hospital’s core objectives so naturally every effort is made to achieve excellence in all three endeavours. Management teams work tirelessly to give their customers a high-quality patient experience but rather like the swan on a river that app...
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Securing A Property’s Future – Property Times

While defect claims by property owners today are still negligible, legal and snagging experts reckon that there could be more coming. By Nicole Walter/freelance writer Buying a property is a long-term investment one issue, which could be Increasingly cropping up is it's maintenance and minor or major construction defects, as buildings get older. While defect claims by property owners today a...
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Secret to Maintaining Safety and Asset Value

Douglas Ralph, CPI Managing Director Snag & Inspect By LoveLy CLaire CD, Special to Freehold The continuing rise in the number of new developments and homebuyers’ discoveries regarding building faults and problems have brought facilities management (FM) into focus. Not just homebuyers, other investors and tenants in buildings are affected by the quality of FM services, or the lack ther...
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Property Inspection means Investment Protection

Thorough inspections give buyers peace of mind knowing that they get what they paid for. By Douglas Ralph, CPI Special to Properties Almost every person dreams of owning a property to secure one’s family and home, and make a sound, long-term investment. This dream, however, can quickly become a nightmare for uninformed buyers. Most home buyers assume that an independent, third party home i...
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Emirates Home Magazine Article June 2010 Inspiring Individual

Emirates Home Magazine Article June 2010 Inspiring Individual
Douglas Ralph, Managing Director, Snag & Inspect You’ve worked on four continents – what initially brought you to Dubai? While working in Macau, China, a developer with the DubaiLand project had heard about me through a friend. The developer flew to Macau to meet with me for a position within his company as the head of his theme park rides group.Emirates-Home-Magazine-Article---June-2010 Th...
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Only one thing to ask yourself

There is only one real question to ask yourself. How good of a home inspection do you want? Most first calls that I get from prospective clients ask: "How much do you charge?" Only one thing to ask yourself if you are looking for a quick (and cheap) home inspection, you won't hire us. If you call and talk to us, we will be happy to help and answer all your questions (for free, and we are happ...
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What Really Matters in a Home Inspection?

Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but it often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information over a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure a...
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