Dilapidation Survey

Protect Yourself with a Dilapidation Survey

dilapidation survey is a study of the state of a property that is close to a construction project. The evaluation takes place before and after the building’s completion, detailing any injuries to the property in a report. At the conclusion of the job, reports are compared to see if neighbouring structures were damaged during construction.

In certain circumstances, a dilapidation survey on the structures near to the project site may be required by law. It is an excellent idea to perform a report whether there are any legal requirements or not. This protects you against property owners making fraudulent claims that your construction, demolition, or excavation caused damage to their home due to ground movement.

Our team are seasoned professionals in developing dilapidation surveys and reports. Our staff has completed countless inspections of properties adjacent to major construction projects over the years. We’ve carried out a number of property inspections next to development earthworks, bridge or road construction, high-rise buildings, shopping malls, and government infrastructure. We know the ins and outs of what is required, and will ensure you’re fully covered for your protection.

We examine the property ahead of time and again at the conclusion of the project. We provide a written dilapidation survey with photographic evidence to verify that any previous damage was not falsely claimed against the builder working on the project.

Many project owners have filed a claim for harm that was said to be caused by the construction work, according to our experience. The damage was proven to be apparent at the time of the first inspection, before the start of the job, thanks to our extensive records of properties. Needless to say, the firms concerned were able to get their claims dismissed.

Exterior and interior inspections are included in a comprehensive condition report from trained building inspectors. It focuses on key regions that are vulnerable to the construction project. The actual conditions of the property will be measured and described, along with diagrams and photographs, in great detail.

The following are some of the details that will be inspected and commented on in depth by the inspector:

  • Plumbing fixture tile cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Loose and missing frames
  • Cracks in exterior brickwork
  • Concrete cracks
  • Ground movement
  • Damaged roof shingles

The dilapidation report is developed not just to safeguard nearby property, but also to protect the developer. Both sides may use the before and after construction reports to identify any current building flaws as well as damage caused by the development operation. This way, potential conflicts can be avoided before they arise.

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