Dilapidation surveys are undertaken to surrounding properties prior to building, excavation or demolition work commencing. It is essential that an accurate assessment and documentation of the current condition of the surrounding properties is undertaken. The report is designed to document the condition of the property so that any defects which may occur as a direct result of the construction process are clearly identified, protecting both property owners and developers from any potential disputes.
Excel Property Consultants will contact the property owner and organise a time for one of our experienced building consultants to attend and conduct the assessment. Time on site will vary depending on the size and complexity of the property.
All areas of the property will be inspected to provide a comprehensive view of the current condition of the property.
- Interior: A room-by-room analysis of the inside of the property, including the current operation of doors and windows, condition of flooring/tiling and walls & ceilings.
- Exterior: The external walls of the building, downpipes, gutters and cladding.
- Sub-Floors: All sub-floors will be entered, provided safe and reasonable access exists, with the structure and underside of the floors examined.
- The Site: This is the complete site including all walls, fences, swimming pools, outbuildings and structures attached to the main property.
- Property Surround: Any surrounding footpaths and crossovers.
- Roof Exterior: Single storey roofs will be walked over to gain an accurate view of the current condition of the roof covering.
- Roof Voids: All roof voids will be entered, provided safe and reasonable access exists, with the structure of the roof and underside of the roof covering examined.
The dilapidation report will document the condition of the property in individual section room by room, exterior, site and surrounding areas. Each section will contain multiple photographs, diagrams if required and a written detail of the defect. A re-inspection of the property should also be undertaken after the completion of construction to identify any changes to the condition of the property.