Dilapidation Reports

Prospec Home Inspections  are able to provide Dilapidation Reports, detailing the condition of any buildings & associated structures on surrounding properties, prior to any construction work taking place nearby.  All reports are a detailed thorough room by room account of the property,  identifying all/any existing damage within the structure. Together with digital colour images (and video if preferred) the report can be used as proof or evidence of what condition the structure was in,  prior to the work commencing.

What’s included in a Dilapidation Report?

  • Ceilings.
  • Internal and external Walls.
  • Footings.
  • Doors and door frames.
  • Windows and frames.
  • Any areas susceptible to damage.

Who is this report for?

  • Owners of properties adjoining construction sites.
  • Property owners requiring reports about the current condition of the house, prior to construction of an adjoining property.

It is an important safeguard against disputes for damage, caused by new works.

A Dilapidation Report should be prepared prior to any construction work, including excavation, compaction, demolition, or any other building work. This also includes any civil work, such as roads, railways, drains, stormwater, infrastructure, or subdivisions due to the high probability of excess ground movement, thereby creating movement within the structure.

It is also an important safeguard against either party (purchasing or selling) who are disputing the pre and post condition of the structure. A Dilapidation Report should be undertaken on surrounding buildings, roads and fences, within an acceptable distance from the work, to fully ensure the disputes are kept to a minimum and managed well, if any damage is caused by the new works.

We can arrange access with the adjoining property owners and even complete a door knocking service to ensure that all areas are well covered. A Dilapidation Report can also be performed on multi-unit complexes or similar residences for future planning for maintenance. To enable confident budgeting for future work, the best way forward is to have a thorough Inspection by an Independent Inspector, who can put together a comprehensive report, listing the issues and the sequence of priority, to complete the work.

Let us do all the ground work for you. Our professional Building Inspector will handle all building issues, making it a smooth process for you and everyone else involved.

Call to get a Dilapidation report today on 0481 244 272