Dilapidation Report

The Purpose of a Dilapidation Report:

The purpose of a dilapidation inspection is to provide a record of the condition of the existing surrounding buildings and structures, including fences, roads and pathways, before the commencement of any demolition, construction or development projects.

All visual defects in the form of cracks, settlement, movement, water seepage, spalling concrete, distortion, subsidence and other building and infrastructure defects are recorded and reported using photographs and descriptions on findings. An example of when you may require a dilapidation report may include before a neighbour commences construction works on their property. Compaction on their construction site may cause significant damage and cracking on your pre-existing property. Dilapidation reports can be useful in defence if any claims are made by the owner of a neighbouring property for damage they believe your building works have caused.

If you have not had a dilapidation report completed on your property prior to building works commencement if you identify cracking to your property, the chances of you recovering the cost of rectification works (from the builder) are highly unlikely, as it cannot be proven the damage is not pre-existing.

Dilapidation inspection reports can be completed on many types of buildings including Industrial, Commercial and Residential. The report should be signed by both parties prior to building work commencing.

We will inspect and report on:

  • Internal and external areas and where required
  • Documenting pre-existing settlement and wall cracking
  • Fencing
  • Roads, pathways and access ways, council assets
  • Defects found, including photographs of each
  • Dilapidation Report Perth
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