Dilapidation Reports & Surveys
We provide professional Dilapidation or Pre-Existing Conditions Inspections and Reports to document the condition of a neighbouring property or properties before you begin the demolition or build of a property.
These reports are an inspection, and then a detailed written report with photos of all the relevant areas of the neighbouring property documenting all pre-existing defects prior to the demolition and or construction process. Areas that can be covered by a dilapidation report includes the exterior and interior of the property, paved areas, fences, outbuildings, retaining walls and more.
We also provide professional dilapidation reports on ‘public assets’ if required for your building project. These cover areas such as footpaths, crossovers, rear lanes, street signs, power poles and more. These reports are very important in documenting pre-existing damage or defects to council assets when obtaining a mandatory ‘public asset or crossover’ permits from the relevant council. And also, when claiming bonds / deposits back from council after the build process is complete.
Therefore, you (and your neighbour) will have a copy of the buildings condition prior to the start of works.
This is important when the build process is completed as there may be a dispute regarding alleged damage to the neighbouring property. Having a dilapidation report done prior to the building process can help negotiate through the dispute without expensive legal costs.
These reports are mandatory in some circumstances and becoming more requested by councils and insurance companies.
At Solid Start we can complete surveys quickly, and provide professional reports to builders, developers & home owners. We cover all of Melbourne, so Get in contact with us to arrange a Dilapidation Report.