Dilapidation Report

A report that closely examines the condition of a property before and after a large or disruptive construction project. The property in question is a neighbouring dwelling that may be subject to damage because of the surrounding construction. It is important to note that this should be done before and after the construction phase to obtain a comparative report that carefully examines the progression of the construction work and how or if this has affected the neighbouring property’s.
 

A dilapidation report’s focus is to protect a homeowner from the potential litigation that may arise because of industrial work carried out nearby. Often, construction sites will require excavation, tree removal, demolition,and other major activities resulting in a dramatic change in the landscape, which in turn can cause other dramatic changes to buildings and roads around them.

The dilapidation report is the first step to ensuring that the work is safe for all neighbouring properties whilst protecting their assets and financial future.

By obtaining the services of a private inspector, a homeowner is recruiting a third party that will be able to provide a non-biased and honest review of the condition of the home. Thiswill effectively examine the local infrastructure for any existing and new defects, providing a genuine legal supporting document in the event of a lawsuit should there be any dispute. Of course, an individual may take photos themselves and examine the damage before and after, but you cannot assume that they will hold up in a court of law. However, a professional report is completed by a non-biased expert with a length of industry knowledge and experience will ultimately be more credible and is paramount to providing legitimate information for legal leverage.

In some scenarios, the local authority might enforce a homeowner or developer to obtain a dilapidation report prior to commencing work for clarity around a large project. It would be good to check with the local authorities to see if this is the case with your build. Rules and regulations vary from council to council. But if you are a local neighbour and feel uneasy about a local construction project, you should reach out to us today to find out more. Also, if you are a builder/developer building house(s), you may consider getting this report before any excavation to protect your business and assets from any neighbour claims.

This report acts as a legally binding document that gets signed off by both the home-owner/s and the developers/builders alike. This is to signify that an agreement has been made on the results of the report and what the outcome of the potential damage may be. The report itself uses advanced technology to detect cracks/structural damageonly due to the local construction work.

Enquire today with our in-house support team and find out how you can protect your financial investment from damage that you can’t control using our contact page

A report that closely examines the condition of a property before and after a large or disruptive construction project. The property in question is a neighbouring dwelling that may be subject to damage because of the surrounding construction. It is important to note that this should be done before and after the construction phase to obtain a comparative report that carefully examines the progression of the construction work and how or if this has affected the neighbouring property’s.
 

A dilapidation report’s focus is to protect a homeowner from the potential litigation that may arise because of industrial work carried out nearby. Often, construction sites will require excavation, tree removal, demolition,and other major activities resulting in a dramatic change in the landscape, which in turn can cause other dramatic changes to buildings and roads around them.

The dilapidation report is the first step to ensuring that the work is safe for all neighbouring properties whilst protecting their assets and financial future.

By obtaining the services of a private inspector, a homeowner is recruiting a third party that will be able to provide a non-biased and honest review of the condition of the home. Thiswill effectively examine the local infrastructure for any existing and new defects, providing a genuine legal supporting document in the event of a lawsuit should there be any dispute. Of course, an individual may take photos themselves and examine the damage before and after, but you cannot assume that they will hold up in a court of law. However, a professional report is completed by a non-biased expert with a length of industry knowledge and experience will ultimately be more credible and is paramount to providing legitimate information for legal leverage.

Who Needs a Dilapidation Report?

In some scenarios, the local authority might enforce a homeowner or developer to obtain a dilapidation report prior to commencing work for clarity around a large project. It would be good to check with the local authorities to see if this is the case with your build. Rules and regulations vary from council to council. But if you are a local neighbour and feel uneasy about a local construction project, you should reach out to us today to find out more. Also, if you are a builder/developer building house(s), you may consider getting this report before any excavation to protect your business and assets from any neighbour claims.

How Does it Work?

This report acts as a legally binding document that gets signed off by both the home-owner/s and the developers/builders alike. This is to signify that an agreement has been made on the results of the report and what the outcome of the potential damage may be. The report itself uses advanced technology to detect cracks/structural damageonly due to the local construction work.

Enquire today with our in-house support team and find out how you can protect your financial investment from damage that you can’t control using our contact page

Construction work on your property, whether you’re building a new house or having a major renovation, may result in you getting sued for damages to your neighbour’s property.

Protect yourself against unfair claims for damages by requesting a dilapidation report on their property prior to construction so that you know the current state of their property. 

An inspector will conduct a thorough inspection and provide you with up to 100 photos that you can use as evidence should you need to present it in court.

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Lisa Skinner
Lisa Skinner
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I am absolutely thrilled with the professional service I ave received from the whole team at Owner Inspections. From Des who provided my initial quote, one that is far more competitive than any of the other 3 I got, to the team at bookings who have been responsive and flexible to my communications and requirements. Finally my actual on site inspector Ty has been professional with an excellent eye for detail. I can not recommend these guys highly enough, and firmly believe it is a very sound investment for my build. Thank you all so much. Lisa
Vishal Ranjan
Vishal Ranjan
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We hired them after a bit of research and recommendation from a friend, who also had great experience with them. They also advice you with proper response if builder pushes back on any of the rectification request. Our experience with them is pleasant and I believe their service is value for money. They are professional, very responsive and respond to queries promptly.
Nagaraj A.H
Nagaraj A.H
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They have done extremely well by identifying all the faults. Professional and very friendly! I would like to choose them all the time! I have done multiple house inspections while searching for the house and always my go to inspectors for all the building inspections....Cost is also reasonable and competitive. Also helped in allocating resources during the given time, since existing tenant has given some odd timings.

Special thanks once again, for doing a great job from Owner inspection company side on my inspections.
Trevayne
Trevayne
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Highly recommend owner inspections as your private inspector. They were very helpful and informative from the get go and always responded to any queries very promptly, even after business hours. Their price was very competitive and had a few perks that other companies didn’t have. Will definitely use them in future! Thanks guys
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
Tofique Tambawala
Tofique Tambawala
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I recently got the pre pour slab steel review done. The process was really smooth. The inspector was very friendly and explained everything nicely. Report was nice with photographs. And there was good support after as well for defect fixes
Hariharan V
Hariharan V
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I’ve really had a pleasant experience with Owners Inspection. First of all Des has been wonderful calm and patient in answering all my queries and Yilmaz has been excellent with the inspection done. Got the report very next day morning and most of the corrections were already done. Would certainly recommend.
mary ann cortez
mary ann cortez
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They have high quality reports. I am building with Carlisle Homes and they acknowledge their reports. No issues. Very easy to deal with. Highlights will be the customer service and timely reports. I availed all Stages inspection and it is worth it especially if you do not have A) time B) know how in construction.
khyati dogra
khyati dogra
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The frame inspection was professionally carried out. The inspector was quite meticulous and did a great job. The report was detailed to pick up the defects. My partner and I are satisfied with the service provided.
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
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