Dilapidation Inspections Perth and WA

Know the condition of your property before nearby construction works begin!


A dilapidation inspection is a thorough visual assessment of a property and its surrounding structures, typically carried out before construction or demolition work begins nearby.

The purpose of the inspection is to document the condition of the property before any nearby work starts, so that any changes or damage that occur because of the work can be accurately assessed and attributed.

The importance of a dilapidation inspection cannot be overstated. Without one, property owners may not have a clear record of the condition of their property prior. This can make it difficult to establish liability for any damage that occurs during or after the work.

The inspection itself involves a close examination of the property’s interior and exterior, including its walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and fixtures. The inspector will also check the property’s surrounding structures, such as fences, retaining walls, and driveways. Any pre-existing damage, such as cracks or structural issues, will be documented in a detailed report, along with photographic evidence.

Once the inspection is complete, the report is provided to the property owner, and any other relevant parties as requested.

Should any damage occur during or after works, we can undertake a secondary inspection to provide very clear before and after evidence.

Dilapidation report Perth: The what and why.

When diving into the world of building, especially in a bustling city like Perth, the term “dilapidation” might sound foreign to many. Yet, a dilapidation report is an essential document, especially for property owners, builders, and contractors.

A dilapidation report is a comprehensive document detailing the current condition of a property before the commencement of construction or demolition work nearby. In a fast-growing area such as Perth, with constant construction work and excavation activities, these reports become pivotal. Builders, contractors, and neighbouring properties benefit from these as they clearly identify any pre-existing defects or damages which might be confused as being caused by nearby construction or demolition work.

The value of a dilapidation survey in Perth and South West WA.

The dilapidation survey, carried out by an experienced building inspector, is an extensive inspection that carefully assesses and surveys the state of any particular property. Given that Perth’s landscape is frequently evolving with new building projects, these surveys are crucial to protect both property owners and builders from potential disputes over damages.

A deep dive on a dilapidation inspection in Western Australia.

In WA, it’s common for builders and construction teams to require a dilapidation report before commencing work. This isn’t just a bureaucratic exercise. With potential risks such as excavation near a fence, or construction near a pre-existing building, it’s about ensuring peace of mind. These reports provide an accurate record of the condition of adjacent properties which could be affected by nearby construction.

Learn about the various aspects of a dilapidation report in Perth.

The intricacy of the dilapidation report lies in its detail. Prepared by an independent building inspector adhering to Australian standards, the report will identify:

These reports serve as a thorough inspection record, ensuring any subsequent damage caused by construction work can be clearly identified and differentiated from pre-existing conditions.

Why choose our dilapidation inspection services in Perth?

In the vast arena of building inspections in Perth, our services stand out. Our experienced building inspectors, supported by the latest technology, provide a thorough dilapidation report, often within 24 hours of the inspection. This rapid turnaround doesn’t compromise the quality. Our reports are detailed, adhering to the highest standards, and are meticulously crafted to document the current condition of properties across Perth and the South West.

Neighbouring construction: Protect your property with a dilapidation report.

The bustling construction environment of Perth can be a double-edged sword. On one side, we have rapid development and growth, and on the other, potential risks to existing structures. Nearby properties, especially older structures, are vulnerable to the impact of nearby construction or demolition. Thus, requiring a dilapidation report before work commences becomes essential to protect the interests of all parties involved.

Dilapidation building standards & regulations.

As with all building-related activities, there are stringent standards and regulations in place for dilapidation reports. These are designed to ensure all parties have a clear and factual understanding of a property’s state prior to the works. This helps in protecting property owners, ensuring construction companies adhere to local building regulations, and providing peace of mind.

Dilapidation inspection report Perth

Following the completion of building works on an existing building in Perth, registered builders discovered certain building defects. To address the concerns of properties adjacent to a demolition, a professional dilapidation inspection was conducted. The comprehensive report indicated that adjacent properties could potentially sustain damage to their property due to the nearby activities. This particular inspection, conducted by a WA registered builder, emphasised that many properties may require a dilapidation report to safeguard their interests. With our state-wide clients and building reputation in mind, we always undertake dilapidation inspections diligently, ensuring our building reports, like the recent dilapidation inspection report, offer clarity and protection for all involved parties.

Are you looking for a trustworthy dilapidation inspection in Perth? Then look no further, Home Integrity has got you covered.

Navigating the terrain of property ownership, especially adjacent to a demolition or construction site, can be daunting. But with a quality dilapidation report prepared by an independent building inspector, one can rest easy. This report will record the property’s condition prior to works, ensuring clarity and transparency for all. Whether you’re in the heart of Perth or throughout WA, understand the value of a dilapidation report and let’s work towards building a safer and well-documented construction landscape.

The construction or demolition next door shouldn’t be a stressor. Let our expert building inspectors guide you through the process. If you would like some advice regarding your situation and to see if we are a suitable fit, please Contact Us and we can discuss your unique situation and the recommended path forward.

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We see you have added an Electrical, Plumbing and Gas inspection (EPG) with a Pre-Settlement inspection. 

Please note these are very similar inspections, just performed at different times. The EPG occurs during your pre-purchase inspection, while the Pre-Settlement occurs 5-7 days before settlement. 

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