Dilapidation Reports

At Excelo Consulting Engineers, we are able to collate a Dilapidation Report that will protect you from unjust claims and liabilities that may arise from any major or minor building construction projects.

What is a Dilapidation Report?

A Dilapidation Report acts as a legal record and involves the assessment of a property’s condition which documents any existing damage as well as any aspect of the property including adjoining properties that may be affected by construction, excavation or demolition work.

Typically, these reports are fulfilled prior to construction commencement and following its completion. Both reports are comparable with one another, offering a clear indication of any damage or alterations that may have emerged throughout the construction stages.

What is included in a Dilapidation Report?

Upon inspection and site visits, the property and surrounding area are assessed and dilapidation reports are collated based on the condition of a property prior to and following construction. Dilapidation Reports can consist of photographs, diagrams, drawings and measurements. All of which provide an accurate image and understanding of the property’s structural state before and after construction.

Our qualified engineers will inspect the condition of:

  • Internal wall cracks
  • Concrete or paver cracks
  • Ground movement indications
  • Loose or missing roof shingles
  • Exterior brickwork cracks
  • Any other relevant areas

As well as areas including:

  • Street guttering
  • Driveways
  • Footpaths
  • Fences
  • Neighbouring houses
  • Any other relevant areas

Do I need a Dilapidation Report? 

The necessity of Dilapidation Reports depends on the location of your building or property in relation to other buildings and what the council or authorities in your area require. However, these reports can be extremely convenient and evidential as it can help you against liabilities and unjust claims of damaged property.

Obtaining a Dilapidation Report can help you avoid costly disputes from neighbours or the council. At Excelo Consulting Engineers, we make sure that you have an effective and sufficient evidential record of your property and surrounding areas, to avoid further unnecessary costs and conflict to you.