Houspect Dilapidation Inspections provide professional and expert reports for property owners in Greater Sydney and regional NSW including Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Central Coast, Newcastle/Hunter and surrounding areas.
Dilapidation inspections sometimes referred to as property condition inspections or a dilapidation survey is becoming more common practice for residential and commercial construction or demolition projects.
Proposed projects can include new home builds and renovations, road works, government infrastructure upgrades and underground tunnelling.
Demolition, excavation or construction work can have potential adverse impact on adjoining or nearby properties. The vibration from heavy truck traffic, digging equipment, compactors plus other impacts can cause damage to neighbouring assets such as structural walls, retaining walls, fences and concrete driveways.
Councils usually request a dilapidation report prior to construction starting on commercial and residential sites. The purpose of this is to report on the current condition of surrounding properties, including council assets such as footpaths and kerbing and document any existing cracks or damage to particular aspects of the properties before any work commences.
What is a dilapidation report and what does it provide?
A Houspect Dilapidation Inspection report is carried out by one of our qualified building inspectors who will provide an independent, professional document completed in accordance with Australian Standards.
Our experienced inspectors will document the current condition of your property and list any existing building defects, such as cracks, gaps or subsidence to your property. Your dilapidation report will contain photos of any notable items to provide proof of existence prior to the commencement of the proposed construction work.
It is also important to remember that if a problem does arise due to the building works a dilapidation survey can help resolve disputes between residential property owners and building/construction companies.
About the Houspect Building Inspector
All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide expert, independent and unbiased information on the current condition of your property and surrounds.
What Does Our Dilapidation Inspection Cover?
A Houspect dilapidation survey covers a number of important areas in your property that could be negatively impacted by neighbouring construction works. These areas include:
- Internal walls, cornices, ceilings, skirting boards, architraves and flooring are inspected for cracks or defects
- External walls are examined for cracks, defects, structural movement or subsidence.
- Existing damage, cracks and gaps to concrete driveways, paving, pool areas and retaining walls, as well as damage to fences.