Dilapidation Reports Melbourne

What is a Dilapidation Report?

Dilapidation reports should also be ready by a professional and trusted registered builder or engineers for all council properties and buildings next to the proposed development site. It should be done before the commencement of any construction work.

In case you didn’t know yet, a dilapidation report, also referred to as a building condition report, is a record of the pre-construction condition of properties adjoining the developer’s property or that may be influenced by the developer’s building work.

It is an independent and full report with no bias to the developer or owner. Any existing damage and areas prone to damage are photographed and recorded. It includes deflection in walls, cracks to concrete and brickwork, and movement in driveways.


Problems faced when buying/selling property:

Structural issues:

Properties may have structural issues such as cracks in  foundation/walls, roof leaks, uneven floors that can be expensive to fix 

Pest infestations:

Pests such as termites, rodents or ants can cause significant damage to a property & may be difficult to detect without a professional inspection.

Plumbing issues:

Leaks or blockages in the plumbing system can cause water damage & may require costly repairs or replacements. 

Compliance issues:

Some properties may have compliance issues such as unapproved structures or additions, which cause problems with local council regulations & affect property’s value. 

Defects issues:

Major components of a building, including the exterior, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors inspection of any structural building defects.

Insulation issues:

Poor insulation or ventilation can cause energy inefficiencies, leading to high heating & cooling costs for residents

What Is Included in a Dilapidation Report?

A detailed dilapidation report from Melbourne building inspectors includes interior and exterior inspection. This pre-purchase inspection pays close attention to particular aspects that have high chances of being impacted by the project.

The actual conditions of the house will be measured and described in detail with the inclusion of a diagram and accurate picture. Particularly, the property inspections will look into the situation of the following details:

-Loose or missing roof shingles
-Architrave alignments
-Ground movement indications
-Exterior brick cracks
-Pavers or concrete cracks
-Loose or missing frames
-External wall or internal wall cracks
-Tile breaks around plumbing fixtures

Do You Need a Dilapidation Survey and Report?

During development, neighboring properties may sustain defects and minor cracking caused by construction errors, soil dewatering, and vibrations.

If a dilapidation report and survey is not undertaken, then it is extremely challenging to confirm if structural damage happened during construction works of the adjoining or adjacent houses or was already pre-existing.

Developers are always blamed for damage to third parties and nearby properties that pre-existed the construction activities of the developer. That’s equally the case where the owner of adjacent houses has failed to notice pre-existing defects until it’s brought into focus by the developer’s construction works.

Equipped with a dilapidation report, a developer can easily triumph over erroneous or spurious third party demands for damage to their property and prevent expensive litigation and peace of mind as well.

Advance Tools & Technology​

Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are used to detect the presence & levels of moisture within building materials such as wood, drywall, & concrete. These meters help identify areas of potential water damage, leaks, or moisture intrusion, which leads to structural issues or mold growth.


Thermal Camera

Infrared camera building inspections identify problems by viewing differences in temperature on a gradient scale through thermal imaging. his is a non-invasive temperature measurement tool that can keep you from spending money on repairs in the future.


A borescope is a flexible tube with a camera and light attached to it. It’s used to visually inspect areas that are difficult to access, such as inside wall cavities, ductwork, or pipes. By using borescope, our inspectors can examine the condition of hidden components and identify any defects or damages.

Termatrac Device

Termatrac’s detection technology is unique to the market, designed and specifically calibrated to detect termites and other insect activity. The radar technology confirms movement by penetrating through most building materials to locate and track termite and other insect activity.

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We are committed to providing you with the highest quality building and pest inspection services. To hire our building inspection services in Melbourne, contact our team at 0450 632 867 and book an inspection today. 

Our Most Valuable Clients

kayla bishop
kayla bishop
George and Anne were very prompt and efficient in arranging a pre purchase building and pest inspection for me. The report was detailed and George called me to explain the defects noted. Highly recommend to all!
Scott Whitehead
Scott Whitehead
George and Anne are fantastic! Right from the get go Anne got in contact with me very promptly and George was on the job within two days giving us great and thorough feedback. Highly recommend the service
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Sharna B
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Cynthia Listis
Cynthia Listis
I Building and pest inspection conducted by George went better than we expected as initially we were sceptical to spend the money as property seemed ok but when Building report was emailed to us we were surprised at so many detailed defects,we eventually got the vendor to fix all issues so we did save ourselves a lot of money,George was extremely helpful with taking us through the report, highly recommended
William Luu
William Luu
Efficient and professional with practical advice. George picked up on some critical items and provided great follow up advice on how to address the issues. Was able to speak to him for a good half hour as a follow up on any questions I had.
Danica Pringle
Danica Pringle
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