DILAPIDATION REPORT: It is essential to safeguard your property because it is likely your most valuable asset. If your neighbors or the city is doing major construction near your home, it is necessary to record your home state before the work begins.
You would be entitled to claim if the work harms your homes, such as wall cracking caused by excavation or vibration. This would only be possible if you have documentation proving that these flaws did not exist before the start of construction.
WHAT IS A REPORT ON DILAPIDATION?
A dilapidation report by Site Inspections is a document that describes the state of a property at a specific point in time. It documents the current state of the property by conducting a site tour, taking pictures, and taking notes. It records any existing damage and the state of any specific aspects of the property that could be impacted by building excavation or demolition.
Tip: If you are doing some extensive construction work on your home. It is always a good idea to get a dilapidation report on the surrounding properties. You may prevent expensive conflicts that might occur because of construction work performed on your property causing harm to your neighbors.
The following areas are inspected in a dilapidation report:
- Street guttering and driveways
- Paths for walking
- Natural striations
- Fences and Yards
- Houses in the immediate vicinity, as well as any other related areas
As a result, if any harm occurs in the future, this report will be used to determine who is to blame.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
A dilapidation report serves as an agreed-upon record of the condition of the land adjacent to the construction site. Dilapidation reports are more than just an outline of a building’s condition. They are also a record of the property’s condition, including trees, shrubs, walls, paving, and driveways, among other things.
Having a well-documented report means. That there can be no disagreements about the property’s condition before or after the work is done. An impartial survey approved by all authorities is a site inspection’s dilapidation study.
A second building inspection after the construction is done or even during the work, protects you even more. Because it creates another record of the property’s condition.
You can save money by avoiding expensive conflicts with your neighbors or the city council. When a large building project is underway, you will need a clear track record.
A dilapidation study is recommended for the following situations:
- Property owners who live near construction sites.
- Councils, Architects, and Demolition Firms.
- Excavation businesses owned by owners.
- Designers and Architects.
- Insurance Companies.
Primary Purpose of a Dilapidation report
Before beginning a demolition, renovation, or improvement project. A dilapidation assessment is performed to record the condition of the current surrounding buildings and infrastructure, including walls, highways, and pathways.
All visible defects such as fractures, settlement, movement, water seepage, spalling concrete, distortion, subsidence, and other structural and infrastructure flaws are photographed and noted. It will take less than an hour to complete the inspection.