Professional Dilapidation Reports Sydney And New South Wales: For Residential Properties
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 a property inspection, condition inspections or dilapidation surveys are becoming more common practices for residential and commercial construction or demolition projects.
Proposed projects can include new home builds and renovations, road works, government buildings, infrastructure upgrades and underground tunnelling.
Demolition, excavation or construction work can have a potential adverse impact on adjoining or nearby properties. The vibration from heavy truck traffic, digging equipment, and compactors plus other impacts can cause damage to the structure and to neighbouring assets such as structural walls, retaining walls, fences and concrete driveways.
Councils usually request a dilapidation report before construction starts 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 dilapidation report involves a thorough inspection of your property, including the interior and exterior structures, along with the surrounding areas. The report is essentially a record of the current condition of the property and would detail any existing cracks, fissures, or wear and tear present before the nearby construction commences.
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 before the commencement of the proposed construction project or 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.
What Does Our Dilapidation Inspection Cover?
A Houspect dilapidation survey covers several important areas in your property that could be negatively impacted by neighbouring properties’ 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.
About the Houspect Building Inspector
All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years of experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide expert, independent and unbiased information on the current condition of your property and surroundings.