Get A Dilapidations Reports Before Works Start

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If you own a home or investment property in Northern New South Wales, then it’s important to know how to claim damages caused by nearby construction or excavation works. A Dilapidations Reports is an effective way of protecting yourself and your property from any potential harm caused by the works. This blog will provide a short overview of what a dilapidation report is and how it can help you claim any damages.

What is a Dilapidation Report?

A dilapidation report is an inspection conducted by an independent licensed building inspector who evaluates the condition of a structure and property before any construction or excavation work takes place nearby. The report includes detailed photos taken before the works begin, as well as descriptions of existing damage that may be present on the structure at the time of inspection. In addition, the report will also include an assessment of any damage that may be caused by the works themselves, such as vibration from heavy machinery or dust from excavations.

Why Do I Need One?

By having a dilapidation report completed before any work starts, you can establish a baseline for assessing any future damage that may occur due to the works themselves, rather than natural causes like weathering or wear-and-tear. This makes it much easier to make claims for damages if they do occur.

How Can I Make a Claim?

If your dilapidation report indicates that there has been damage caused by nearby construction or excavation work, then you have grounds for making a claim against the builder or contractor responsible for the work. To do this, you should contact your local council in order to discuss what options are available for making a claim. Depending on your situation and where you live, there may be different regulations governing what type of compensation you can receive and how best to proceed with making your claim.

Don’t wait till it’s too late

It’s important to take steps now before any new construction begins. A dilapidation report is an effective way of ensuring that if something does happen, you have proof that it was due to external causes rather than natural wear-and-tear over time. It’s a smart way to safeguard against any future costly damage to your home or property.

Want to know more about Dilapidations Reports?

Call our experts at East Coast Building Consultants on (02) 6680 8705, we’re ready to answer your questions. We can arrange for one of our licensed building inspectors to carry out a througher inspection of your home and property. They will then present you with a detailed dilapidation report which you can use to resolve a dispute in your favour. It’s a small price to pay now that gives you real peace of mind.