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 a Property Condition Survey – also known as a Dilapidation Report.
Property condition surveys are commonly carried out as part of essential infrastructure projects, on buildings within 50m of construction activities. The purpose is to document the condition of the property on the date the inspection is undertaken, as an independent reference.
Councils may also request a survey of street assets, such as footpaths, kerbs and roads. You would need to repair any damage to these areas that might result from your project.
The SPI Team can help you in 5 ways:
- We can provide a photographic record othe pre-existing condition of a property before construction works begin. This means you will have a benchmark against which to guage any changes that might occur during consruction work.
- We act as an independent third party with the intent of helping to protect both the owner and the builder against litigation issues. This means we can help avoid expensive disputes or possible legal proceedings.
- We can co-ordinate the notification and consent process with owners, using our systemised end-to-end service, as well as deliver reports through our custom-built web portal.
- We can carry out a video and/or walking survey of street assets, reporting on the condition of Council assets, including road surfaces, kerbs, footpaths, nature strips, crossovers, services and pit lids so that you will have a record of asset condition should issues arise with the Council.
- We can carry out post-inspections after the construction has been completed so that variations can be identified. A final inspection will reveal whether any rectification work is required. We can also arrange for a structural inspection to be carried out, to determine causation.
Protect yourself with a dilapidation report / property condition 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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