Dilapidation Report Melbourne
During construction, excavation, demolition and other works, there is always a risk of damage to adjacent properties. A dilapidation report is used to document the condition of a property prior to any nearby works commencing.
Dilapidation reports can be carried out on residential and commercial buildings, municipal infrastructure, landscaped areas – any property that may be at risk of damage from construction works.
The report documents the condition and integrity of a property before and after any nearby works. It can then be used to determine whether the works have caused any damage to the inspected property and can help resolve any disputes between parties regarding damage caused during construction.
What Does the Report Cover?
A dilapidation report covers both major and minor floor, wall, ceiling and cornice cracks on internal and external walls. It also covers masonry fences, retaining walls, wall and floor tiling, the roof, roadways, kerbs and channelling on the property in question. The report includes photos, notes, measurements and full documentation of all major and minor faults across the property.
Who Orders and Conducts the Report?
A dilapidation report is conducted and compiled by an independent, registered building inspector. Reports are usually ordered by the contractor carrying out the construction or development works.
Dilapidation reports are often required as a contractual condition by local councils, utilities companies or insurance companies. Independent builders and contractors can also order a report prior to commencing work.
When Should A Dilapidation Report be Prepared?
The initial report should be conducted before starting any construction, excavation or demolition work. The final inspection should be carried out once all construction work has been completed.
Any changes or damages to the property are recorded during the final inspection. The initial and final reports can then be compared and appropriate steps taken to rectify any damages or apply compensation.
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With more than 15 years’ experience in the building industry, you can trust us to deliver reliable dilapidation reports across Melbourne. We have prepared reports for residential clients, governments, construction and demolition companies, utilities providers and more.
Our independent building inspectors guarantee prompt, efficient service and highly detailed reports within 24 hours of inspection.
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Shaun conducted our pre-settlement inspection on our apartment that we purchased off the plan. Shaun had a good knowledge of our builders and had seen their work previously. He worked with us and the company to ensure everything was finalised as per the plans. His attention to detail was fantastic resulting in ensure elements such as light switch panels were level, painting marks were fixed etc. He was also useful in ensuring we understood how elements in our apartment were constructed e.g. floating tiles on balcony. Overall we were really happy with the outcome and would definitely use Shaun again.
– Amy, Camberwell
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Focal point was excellent and very quick to get the job done.They coordinated with the agent to get the inspection done on our pre purchase house. Report was detailed and well structured and easy to understand. Pick up on almost everything we did not notice when we inspected the house. He also spends the time explaining every item he has documented in his report I would highly recommend Focal point (Shaun) if you need a building inspection done.