What is a Dilapidation Report?
A dilapidation report is a report based on the current condition of a property at a given point in time. It records any existing damage, and the state of any particular aspects of the property that are likely to be affected by construction work, excavation or demolition.
Your report should include photos, measurements and diagrams to accurately represent the property and is not limited to just the dwelling but also includes trees and gardens, paving, swimming pools and spas, fences, patios or gazebos and driveways.
When should I get a Dilapidation Inspection?
Whether you are neighbouring the works or are the one completing the work, it is important that all parties have a clear report of the current condition of surrounding properties prior to work commencing. No one wants to be left with surprises at the end of the day!
Therefore, ideally a Dilapidation Inspection should take place before any work commences as this will give a true indication of the condition of the property, and preferably as close to the commencement of the works as possible.
Why should I get a Dilapidation Report?
Your home is probably your largest asset therefore it is vital that you do all that you can to protect it. Whether there is construction happening next door or the council are making updates to the nearby roads, it is important to ensure you have a true record of the condition of your home.
A Home Integrity Dilapidation Report will provide you with this peace of mind should damage take place. Often tensions can run high in these situations therefore if there is a conflict, your report will be the evidence you need to make your claim.
What’s the next step?
If you would like some advice on whether a Dilapidation Report is the right report for you, please contact us on 0420 803 292 or email to [email protected]