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Melbourne’s Reliable Dilapidation Reports, Inspections and Surveys

Solid Start Property Inspections provides professional dilapidation or pre-existing conditions inspections and reports. It is important to document the condition of a neighbouring property or properties before you begin the demolition or building of a property.

Comprehensive dilapidation inspections and reports for peace-of-mind

A dilapidation survey involves an inspection and 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 include:

  • Internally, including walls, floors, ceilings and trim
  • Externally, including buildings walls, fascia, gutters, roofs, windows and trim
  • Paved areas, decking and pergolas
  • Fences
  • Outbuildings, including garages and carports
  • Retaining walls

Our dilapidation reports are available for all aspects of your project

We also provide professional dilapidation reports on ‘public assets’ for your building project.

These cover areas such as:

  • Footpaths
  • Crossovers
  • Rear lanes
  • Street signs
  • Power poles
  • Street trees

A dilapidation report is important for documenting pre-existing damage or defects to council assets when obtaining a mandatory ‘public asset or crossover’ permits from the relevant council. They important for claiming bonds/deposits from council after the building process is complete.

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.

Get in touch today to find out more

At Solid Start Property Inspections we can complete surveys quickly and provide professional reports to builders, developers and home owners. We cover all of Melbourne, so get in touch today and arrange a dilapidation report.

Excellent communications and response time. Professional and thorough approach to inspections (we did two townhouses at frame stage in one visit) and reasonable pricing. Would definitely use again and recommend to friends. Thanks, Ian!

Joe Lewis

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