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What is a dilapidation report?

A dilapidation report is a detailed document that reports a recent assessment showing the state of a property. Assessing the property would prevent any form of misunderstanding at the end of construction work or when looking to buy a property by creating a report on the overall condition of the property.

Why do you need a Dilapidation report?

1. A dilapidation report will assess all the defects, existing damage or necessary repairs that should be carried out after a property or building works are finished or when looking to buy a building.

2. The report can be signed and agreed upon by both parties to ensure that there are no issues before starting a building, after a building construction, after acquiring property and before selling a property.

3. This report will help protect against false claims or future litigation, especially in situations where neighbours might claim that your construction work caused damage to their property.

Why you should get your Dilapidation report from us:

We will account for all property conditions and will deliver a comprehensive photographic account with a written statement for each of the items in the report and individual commentary on the evidence gathered. We spot defects and damage as well as highlighting necessary improvements to the property through a comprehensive examination.

Our experience, equipment and wide knowledge of construction and real estate make it easier to detect fragile parts of the building.

Signed individual copies of the condition report will be provided by us to both the builder and the property owner for future reference.

What’s Included in the Dilapidation Report?

The building’s actual condition will be assessed and evaluated in detail with images. Also, the inspector will investigate the condition of the following details to draft a Dilapidation report.

  • Tile cracks, especially around plumbing fixtures
  • Wall cracks – it is important to check the property or building for both internal wall and external wall cracks.
  • Loose or missing window frames, exterior brickwork cracks, concrete or paver cracks
  • Ground movement clues and evidence as well as architrave alignments
  • Loose or missing roof shingles


Dilapidation Inspections are usually carried out immediately before work starts on the proposed building and also before excavation. Most Authorities demand Dilapidation reports be completed on properties before, after or even during construction as a requirement for approval.


Building exterior

  • Driveway condition
  • Garden sheds
  • Fences
  • Drainages
  • Attic and rooftop timbers
  • Gutters, down-pipes
  • Garage
  • Veranda
  • Gates
  • Eaves


We meticulously inspect:

  • door frames, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, hinges, and handles
  • Bathroom, showers, basin, hot water units
  • Toilets, taps,
  • Kitchen, cupboard, shelves, tiles, handrails,
  • Laundry
  • Subfloor

Need a Dilapidation Report? You can trust Abundance Property Services

Dilapidation Reports are on request based on size and number of properties inspected for the development under consideration.