A dilapidation report is a report detailing the condition of a building or site as at a specific date and time. This report is essential for property owners concerned about the effects of nearby construction on their property. This report is a record of the condition of a property in the event of a legal dispute.
These reports are commissioned
- as part of a council requirement prior to an adjacent development commencing or
- by a concerned property owner prior to construction works on an adjacent site.
What if a building site adjoining or near to your property is sinking piles next to a house. A dilapidation report would detail and record with photographs all existing wall cracks even if minor (say less than 1mm wide).
When after the construction on the adjacent site wall cracks are observed greater in size than the original cracks, you will have strong and expert evidence this would be evidence that the adjacent building works have caused additional cracking to your property.
Defects Inspected and Recorded
We record all defects noted at the time of inspection in the property including photos. Follow up visits, either during or after the nearby construction is complete, review the condition of your property and further record any changes or new damage.
Property Protect records any defects noted by us visually only at the time of the inspection including the generation of photos.