Dilapidation Reports/ Property Condition Surveys
To protect yourself against possible disputes with your neighbours, contact SPI to prepare your dilapidation report.
When you are carrying out construction or building work in close proximity to other properties, there is the chance that issues might arise, such as cracking, leaking or deterioration in the adjoining properties. This could be due to vibration from heavy equipment or excavation work for example.
To protect yourself against possible disputes or claims from your neighbours, you should consider an Existing Conditions inspection – also known as a Dilapidation Report. In this building inspection, the condition of each of the adjoining properties is documented before you begin the building works.
Councils may also request a survey covering areas beyond the building site, such as footpaths, kerbs and roads. You would need to repair any damage to these areas that might result from your project.
SPI Property Inspections can carry out house inspections for you and compile the comprehensive Dilapidation Reports. Each report provides a written and photographic record of any existing cracking or deterioration, so you have a benchmark against which to gauge any changes.
The Dilapidation Report should be agreed upon and signed by all affected parties before building work commences. SPI can also carry out a final inspection once the works have been completed so that any variations can be identified.
Protect yourself with a dilapidation report / existing conditions survey:
Contact us today for a free online quote or phone us directly on 1300 721 032.
“We have utilized SPI Property Inspections on a variety of different projects, each with its own specific requirements and scale. SPI have been accommodating to short lead times and we will happily continue to work with SPI on future projects, as we value their reliability, responsiveness and professionalism.”
Natalie Swan, Ramvek | Property Condition Survey client | October 2016
Read our article on Dilapidation Reports:
When you are carrying out construction or building work in close proximity to other properties, there is the chance that issues might arise, such as cracking, leaking or deterioration in the adjoining properties. This could be due to vibration from heavy equipment or excavation work for example. Even if the construction work is carefully managed, it has the potential to cause damage to nearby or adjacent buildings.
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