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.
A Dilapidation Report (also known as a Pre-Construction Inspection or a Property Condition Report) documents the existing condition of surrounding properties prior to commencing and after the completion of a new construction project.
This specialised building inspection report notes any pre-existing issues or defects to each of the adjoining properties so that any problems or claims that may arise after construction are then able to be compared.
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Who Can Order a Dilapidation Report?
A Dilapidation Report can be ordered by a builder or developer when new construction is planned on a building site to document the condition of adjacent properties prior to construction commencing.
A dilapidation report can also be ordered by the owner of adjacent properties. This report will note the existing condition of surrounding properties prior to new commercial or residential construction. A post-construction dilapidation report can also be ordered if a pre-construction condition report was carried out.
Things That May be Included in a Dilapidation Report by ASBIR
When undertaking a dilapidation report in Brisbane from ASBIR, the current condition of surrounding property is assessed. This may include:
- Curbing and channelling
- Retaining walls
- Boundary fences
- External walls
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.
We provide dilapidation reports Brisbane wide and in surrounding areas including Caboolture, Morayfield, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Gold Coast, and Ipswich areas.
Undertaking a Dilapidation Report for New Construction
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.
Identify and Address Problems Immediately – 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.
Document and Fix Changes – 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.
Adjoining property owners – 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.
Construction That May Require a Dilapidation Survey
The types of buildings and structures dilapidation inspections and reports can measure include:
- Commercial buildings
- Retail shops
- And many other types of structures!
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 During 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:
- Use of heavy equipment
- Underground tunnelling
- Persons onsite during construction
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.
Protecting your interests and avoiding disputes and claims
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 fraudulent claims and a dilapidation survey is an ideal way to overcome this.
You need a carefully documented and prepared dilapidation report which contains photographic evidence of the pre and post construction condition of the building site and any surrounding property.
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.
Process for Documenting Pre-existing Conditions
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:
- Liability for any damage which may occur during construction can be accurately and fairly assessed.
- Ensure the best possible outcome for all involved, e.g. the property developers, builders, and property owners.
Why Choose ASBIR for Independent Dilapidation Inspection Reports in Brisbane
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.
- Comprehensive Reports – 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.
- Fully Qualified and Licensed Inspectors – 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).
- Member of Master Builders Institute of Building Consultants Queensland – Master Builders is the number one source of practical and relevant information regarding the Queensland building and construction industry. Institute of Building Consultants IBC members provide a complete consultancy service to the community and the building and construction industry.
Property Condition Report in Brisbane with ASBIR
At ASBIR we carry out dilapidation reports, (also known as property condition reports) in all suburbs of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and Ipswich.