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Commercial Dilapidation Inspections

Houspect provides professional Dilapidation Inspections and reports for construction and building companies in the Northern Territory.

A dilapidation inspection is often a necessary part of commercial construction work.

A commercial dilapidation inspection is intended to protect construction companies and building owners from any adverse effects or structural damage caused to nearby properties during a construction project. New construction works typically include new buildings and renovations, as well as roadway, water, sewer and other government infrastructure upgrades and road works.

If you are undertaking a major building or civil works program as a developer or construction company, you may be required by a Development Authority to complete a dilapidation inspection to all the neighbouring properties. During commercial construction, surrounding buildings can potentially sustain cracking and defects caused by vibrations from digging and excavation, heavy equipment, soil erosion or other impacts.

A dilapidation inspection completed on neighbouring properties prior to the commencement of works will identify and document any existing property damage.

What Does the Report Provide?

A Houspect Dilapidation Inspection report is a comprehensive and independent document completed in accordance with Australian Standards.

Our qualified building inspectors will document and photograph the current condition of neighbouring properties and any existing building defects, such as cracks, gaps or subsidence to their property.

The dilapidation inspection will show any existing building defects prior to the commencement of the nearby building or infrastructure works.

It is also important to remember that if a problem arises a dilapidation report can help resolve disputes between residential / commercial property owners and building / construction companies.
Your report also contains a glossary of technical terms to help you understand the report.

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 condition of the property.

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What Does Our Commercial Dilapidation Inspection Cover?

Our dilapidation inspection covers a number of essential areas in neighbouring properties that could be negatively impacted by any nearby 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.

For more information or to book a Commercial Dilapidation Inspection in NT, call Houspect on 1300 258 789, email us at or complete our online enquiry form.