Dilapidation Report

A dilapidation report, or “condition report” identifies existing structural defects in neighbouring properties before construction starts – preventing disputes from arising in future.

What is a dilapidation report?

A dilapidation report covers the condition of a property and surrounding properties, and is carried out before any construction work is undertaken. 

We inspect real estate to report on existing damage and any aspects of the property that could be affected by construction, excavation or demolition work. Our building inspectors use advanced methods to identify any visible cracks or movement in and around the property, including driveways, paths and fences. A condition report may be necessary if your building is close to other properties, and if required by the authorities in your area. It provides peace-of-mind to you that a neighbour won’t wrongly claim for damages caused to their property.

Our condition reports are detailed but easy to read, with the ability to enlarge photos to make viewing easier. Our dilapidation reports include a 3D video of each property at NO additional cost.*

*Up to 2. If more than 2 properties are to be inspected and 3D videography is requested, there will be an additional cost.

Report Example

What’s included?

A dilapidation report provides an independent record to use as evidence in case of any dispute from nearby property owners that claim the contractor’s work has damaged their property. 

Reports will include elements such as:

  • Notes, measurements, photographs & diagrams
  • Details about aspects of properties that could be affected by works
  • Evidence of defects, such as cracks, subsidence, excessive moisture and ceiling deformation
  • A description and sketch of the area being inspected

Why Choose Site Inspections?

Our extensive experience combined with our commitment to attention-to-detail and top-notch service makes us a leading choice to inspect real estate in Melbourne. Every client can count on a thorough inspection and a fast, informative report that’s independent of any third parties.