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Many councils require a dilapidation inspection to be conducted and report produced prior to the commencement of construction. This report covers the pre-existing condition of assets owned by the Council or neighbours and it documents the condition prior to construction commencing. This avoids future disputes over damage to property on completion of construction.
The areas of inspection include, but are not limited to:
- Kerb and gutter
- Crossover and layback
- Neighbouring fences
- Neighbouring structures
- Telecom pits, water meters and the like
- Light and power poles and other overhead utilities
It is recommended that a dilapidation report is prepared before and after construction. The pre-construction report verifies conditions prior to construction and provides accurate evidence in case any damage claims in the future.
The post-construction inspection focuses on pre-existing areas of concern as well as any new issues or damages that may have arisen during the construction process. Every detail is confirmed in writing with photographic evidence and matched with the pre-construction report. Both reports are also referred to when seeking your bond back from the council.
We cater to properties across all of New South Wales. Minimise any risk of claims from your Council or your neighbours by arranging a dilapidation report with us.