If you need dilapidation reports or a property condition report in and around Brisbane, the Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast, turn to our trusted team at ASBIR.
The purpose of a dilapidation survey (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. The survey is commonly undertaken prior to the commencement of construction works that are to be carried out within the vicinity of the subject property.
If required, a follow up survey can be undertaken at the end of the construction to identify the extent of any change to the condition of the building.
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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.
A dilapidation report can also be requested by the owner of an adjacent property. This report will note the existing condition of surrounding properties prior to demolition or construction works commencing. A post-construction dilapidation report can also be ordered if a pre-construction condition report was carried out.”
When undertaking a dilapidation report in Brisbane from ASBIR, the current condition of surrounding property is assessed. 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 condition report 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.
When you are planning to undertake any new construction which is near or adjacent to other properties, or if your property is adjoining any planned developments or construction, you need to consider that problems may arise in surrounding properties due to the building works. A dilapidation report can help to locate pre-existing defects or problems to any adjoining properties and surrounding building structures or infrastructure.
For further peace of mind, a further dilapidation report may be carried out at completion of construction so that any changes can be 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, it is recommended for you to have a dilapidation report carried out on your property before any building work is commenced.
The types of buildings and structures dilapidation inspections and reports can survey 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; whether it’s a new building like a unit complex or a high-rise development, major renovations to existing structures, road building, or other infrastructure.
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 possible existing problems, which if not documented before construction, 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, and if required.
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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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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