Dilapidations Reports ensure the safety
of your next renovation

With our help, you can avoid some of the unforeseen risks associated with home renovations. We will assess all the potential risks hidden throughout the property prior to any construction work, providing you with greater certainty and peace of mind.

A dilapidation report is usually completed for existing buildings on properties adjoining a construction site or for buildings on the same property. This is necessary where construction works might have an adverse impact on existing adjacent properties.

Download a Sample Dilapidation Report

    The report is an assessment of a property’s condition at that given point in time and is conducted prior to any construction work, excavation or demolition. East Coast Building Consultants will inspect and take a record of the current condition of the property by undertaking a thorough site visit. We will then construct a report that documents any existing damage on the house or building as well as the condition of aspects likely to be affected by construction work, excavation or demolition. Dilapidation reports are a good risk mitigation measure to help resolve potential disputes between property owners and building companies undertaking works.
    We provide dilapidation reports for residential and commercial properties from Tweed Heads to Grafton, including the local council areas of Ballina, Byron, Tweed, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Kyogle, and Clarence Valley. With over 20 years of experience in the industry in the North Coast of New South Wales, you can rely on East Coast Building Consultants for local knowledge and experience.
    Get in touch today to organise a site visit and have your dilapidation report prepared by East Coast Building Consultants.

    What do we inspect:

    At East Coast Building Consultants, we inspect all areas of a property, including driveways, street guttering, footpaths, nature strips, yards, fences, neighbouring houses or buildings and other relevant areas.

    Please let us know if there are any specific areas of concern for you. The main goal of the inspection and report preparation is to document areas of adjoining property that may be negatively affected by construction works. Getting a baseline of the property’s condition prior to works gives an objective measure of changes following nearby construction

    The report

    Each dilapidation report includes:

    • High definition photography, provided to you on a CD/DVD in PDF format.
    • Full details of every defect and issue.
    • Free quote for any necessary repairs.
    • A video report may also be provided if required

    If you would like to view a sample East Coast Building Consultants’ Dilapidation report, complete the form at the top of this page to receive a sample dilapidation inspection report.

    What do we inspect:

    Dilapidation reports are sometimes required by law or requested by council. If it is not required, it is still considered best practice to get a report done, especially on the properties around you.
    Not only will you become aware of defects and issues on your own property, but you can also avoid costly disputes with neighbours and even the council later down the track. A dilapidation report becomes an agreed record of the condition of properties included in that report. Having a well-documented report that contains evidence of the properties will prove very useful should a damages claim be made against you, due to the result of construction work done on your property.
    If you’re unsure on whether a Dilapidation report is necessary, consider the proximity of your building in relation to others. It’s always best to play it safe to maintain amicable relationships with your neighbours and protect yourself against litigation.

    Our reviews

    We have been using the services of East Coast Building Consultants for Certification of new home construction.

    Brett and the team come highly recommend, they are efficient, easy to get along with and are very flexible with inspections to work around the builders.

    We can always contact them and have any questions answered quickly which saves time & money.

    integrity homes

    Melissa McDermott

    Administration Officer, Integrity Homes

    We have found the services provided by Brett and his staff to be, well organized, highly professional, and consistently reliable. I would also like to advise that the fees for the services provided, have always been very fair and reasonable, especially given the high standard of service they offer. We would have no hesitation in recommending East Coast Building Consultants to clients & architects on any future projects.

    Paul Pattinson

    Construction Administrator, Stehnbuild Pty Ltd.

    Perry Homes have been utilising the services of East Coast Building Consultants for over 10 years now. We are continually impressed by the service offered by Brett & the team relating to certification advice, the issue of construction/occupation certificates and flexibility of critical stage inspections. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone seeking their services.
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    Ricky Zietlow

    Town Planner, Perry Homes

    East Coast are a pleasure to use, quick and responsive with great communication and customer Service. We would recommend them to all our customers
    Dixon Homes


    Dixon Homes Pty Ltd

    Invest in greater onsite safety by booking an East Coast dilapidation report today.

    Book an inspection online today or call East Coast Building Consultants on (02) 6680 8705 to find out more.

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