A dilapidation report is a comprehensive report supported by extensive photos which documents any imperfections such as cracking etc in a property. It provides a point of reference so if there is an underlying problem or work on surrounding properties, then the condition of the property can be monitored and compared over time.
With an ever changing and growing society, the demand for development keeps occurring. This could consist of building a high rise apartment between two established properties or developing a whole estate. In instances like these and many others alike, it is beneficial to obtain a dilapidation report as it provides a clear picture of the condition of a property at a point in time and then shows if surrounding works have impacted on this condition.
By obtaining a dilapidation report, it serves as evidence from an independent professional. Assuming the report is undertaken prior to any surrounding work being carried out, it gives the owner a document in which to check the condition of his or her property after the surrounding work has been completed and should his or her property have been affected by surrounding works then the prior condition is documented.
Dilapidation reports can also be carried out by a body corporate over a unit complex. As buildings age, it is often hard to determine the rate of deterioration and often body corporate managers don’t live on site and have little requirement to attend the complex to notice the deterioration. It can provide an overview of the complex and if there are a number of units affecting by cracking or other defects, then it can create a clearer picture as to which units are most affected and which items need further attention.