Dilapidation Inspections

Dilapidation inspections are conducted to assess the condition of buildings or structures before and after construction or renovation works are carried out. They are commonly performed on neighbouring properties to ensure that no damage has occurred during the building process. These inspections are essential for legal and insurance purposes and are often required by local authorities and building contractors.

During a dilapidation inspection, a professional inspector will assess the condition of the property and identify any existing or potential structural issues. The inspection will typically involve a visual assessment of the property’s exterior and interior, including walls, floors, foundation, and roof. The inspector will also assess the surrounding area, including trees, paths, and drainage systems.

The purpose of dilapidation inspections is to identify any pre-existing damage so that responsible parties can be held accountable if new damage occurs during construction works. This helps to protect the interests of both the property owner and the building contractor. In some cases, the inspection report may also include recommendations for repairs or maintenance that need to be carried out.

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What you can expect

Once a dilapidation inspection of your property is completed, a report is prepared and issued to the owner of the development that includes photographic evidence and a detailed description of the current condition of your property as observed by a qualified structural engineer.  

Why choose Neilly Davies?

At Neilly Davies we understand the importance of completing dilapidation surveys in detail, ensuring that our documentation is comprehensive and photographic evidence is thorough, advocating for a level of clarity that cannot be disputed. We also ensure that the extent of our dilapidations surveys extends to all structural elements on the exterior of a dwelling, details often omitted in many dilapidation reports.

Neilly Davies have extensive experience and qualified staff to conduct dilapidation surveys thoroughly documenting the condition of your property. Neilly Davies have delivered dilapidation reports of properties of all scales and sizes including:

  • Apartments
  • Single & Multi storey housing.
  • Council Assets (roadways, footpaths, signage & culverts)
  • Bus Stops & Train Stations
  • Warehouses
  • Offices
  • Retail

Our clients include corporations, Councils, and private individuals, and we cater to all with an equal level of professionalism and service. 

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