As licensed inspectors and builders with over 40 years’ experience, we’ve become a trusted name for those looking for a professional dilapidation survey at a low cost. If you require a property condition report, let ASBIR provide a prompt and reliable service to cover your bases.
The purpose of a dilapidation inspection (also known as a pre-construction inspection or a property condition report) is to itemise and photograph the existing condition of a building’s fabric and structure. Usually, a dilapidation survey checklist is carried out before any construction work begins in the vicinity. If needed, another follow up survey is done at the end of the project in order to create an accurate before and after to identify any changes.
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“A Dilapidation Report can be ordered by a builder or developer when a new construction is planned for a site to document the condition of the adjacent properties prior to works commencing.
It can also be requested by the owner of an adjacent property who is concerned about works being carried out near their home, business or investment property.”
When undertaking a dilapidation report, ASBIR assesses the current condition of surrounding property. This may include:
The internal condition of other commercial structures or residential homes around the perimeter of the proposed building site may also be included.
This survey checklist is all completed prior to building works commencing.
Before undertaking new building work as a developer or builder (or before engaging a builder or developer to carry out any construction works on your property) you should strongly consider a dilapidation report.
Unfortunately, things don’t always go to plan and there is the risk that a new construction could negatively impact neighbouring properties. Once damage has been noticed, this could be grounds for legal action from near or adjacent properties. Before it becomes a larger issue, we’ll help to quickly identify and report on any problems that arise. By getting us in before you start, you can note any pre-existing defects or problems to any adjoining properties and surrounding building structures or infrastructure.
A second assessment upon completion of a new build can offer immense peace of mind for builders and property owners themselves. It could be assuring the parties that no damage has been found, or knowing that any changes have been properly documented and fixed where needed.
As a property owner, if building works are about to be carried out on a construction site adjoining your property, you’ll want to make sure you have a clear representation of the condition of your property beforehand. This gives you evidence in the event that part of the construction goes wrong and damages your building at any stage.
The types of buildings and structures dilapidation inspections and reports are useful for include:
Any type of surrounding infrastructure can be part of your Brisbane dilapidation report, including all adjoining properties around the perimeter of the site which may be adversely affected by the planned construction.
Common problems that may occur includes cracking, leaking or deterioration to building elements in adjoining properties.
Any kind of construction or development can cause damage and defects due to:
Damage can come from:
All substantial visible defects such as cracking, settlement, subsidence, movement, water seepage, concrete deterioration, distortion of building elements, and any other building defects that exist prior to construction, or may have occurred during construction, are recorded in the dilapidation survey in the form of notes and photographic evidence.
Before any construction is commenced you need to determine any existing problems. If these are not documented before construction, it can potentially result in disputes or claims.
Claims may come from damage to surrounding properties that have allegedly been caused by the construction works. You need to protect yourself against possible litigation or erroneous claims and a dilapidation survey is an ideal way to overcome this.
This is useful for any party wishing to protect their interests; including builders, developers, and homeowners. Why? Because any damage caused by the construction would need to be repaired by the party who caused the damage.
Any changes and variations that may have occurred in between the commencement and completion of construction are compared and identified with the help of the dilapidation report.
As the home or property owner of adjoining properties, you can likewise protect yourself if damage is caused by the construction and it is claimed that the problem was pre-existing.
Often the pre-construction dilapidation report noting any existing conditions will be agreed upon and signed by all affected parties before building work commences, or the party who orders the report keeps this as a record in the event of any issues arising from the construction.
Providing dilapidation reports for affected parties ensures that:
At All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports “ASBIR”, we go to great lengths to ensure we provide an accurate and unbiased report on the current condition of
structures before or after completion of construction.
Our dilapidation reports contain photographic documentation of pre-existing defects to the condition of both residential and commercial structures where new construction is to take place.
All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports inspectors are fully qualified and licensed under the QBCC Queensland Building and Construction Commission (formally Queensland Building Services Authority or QBSA).
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Getting ASBIR to complete your dilapidation survey checklist is cheaper than you think. To see how much a report will cost for your project or property, get in touch with our friendly team.
At ASBIR we carry out dilapidation reports, (also known as property condition reports) in all suburbs of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and Ipswich.
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