Demolition, excavation and construction work can potentially cause damage to occur on properties adjacent to a demolition or construction sites. For example, excavation, compaction, heavy equipment operation and other associated activities can cause soil slippage, erosion or vibratory action which can have an adverse impact on adjacent buildings, fences, retaining walls, driveways, roadways and or landscaping. In the event that damage does occur, having a professional and independent dilapidation report which clearly and concisely articulates the condition of the property prior to the works can be critical in avoiding litigation.
Houspect WA Dilapidation Inspections can be undertaken on behalf of either:
Organising a dilapidation inspection prior to and if required post-construction, by a qualified and experienced building inspector, is an important safeguard when construction is being undertaken in close proximity to neighbouring properties.
Adjacent properties can potentially sustain damage or defects during demolition and/or construction. A quality dilapidation report prepared by an independent professional building inspector can provide enormous value in determining a “before” condition and provides the ability to accurately assess condition change to a property post works, when an “after position” is required.
Dilapidation inspections can provide significant support in resolving damages claims where a claim is made as a result of demolition or construction works. Without an independent dilapidation report, proving or defending property damage can be very difficult.
A Houspect dilapidation inspection report is a comprehensive, impartial document completed in accordance with Australian Standards.
Our qualified Building Inspectors carefully assess and survey the inspected property to document the current internal and external condition of the property prior to adjacent building construction or infrastructure works’ commencement. The report identifies any existing building defects, e.g. visible pre-existing damage, cracks, gaps or subsidence to the property – supported by digital photographic evidence.
Our dilapidation inspection covers the essential areas on your property which could be negatively impacted by adjacent or neighbouring construction works. These include:
In WA, building inspections and building inspectors are unregulated. As a consequence it is important that you have total confidence in the quality, skills, experience and professionalism of your building inspector. At Houspect WA:
Houspect WA or its Directors maintain a number of important professional memberships including:
During the 20 plus years of operating in WA, Houspect has produced in excess of 50,000 quality building inspections.
Buy, build and invest with confidence with Houspect WA.