Dilapidation Reports & Surveys
Why might you need to do this?
Just imagine that you are a contractor and have been hired to replace a load bearing wall in a garage. If the wall collapses and causes any damage to other parts of the home - or worse, a neighbour’s property; you might find yourself liable. But what if you are replacing the wall because it has already caused damaged? A dilapidation inspection will typically take place before any work is carried out, allowing evidence to be obtained pertaining to the current state of the property.
What does this offer?
Although the main purpose of this type of report isn’t to provide evidence per say; that’s what it often does. By evaluating the condition of any part of a home before any work is carried out, it can be possible to create a real-time perspective of its condition and functionality. If an issue was present, then the evidence provided within the report can clear the name of a builder during disputes – or at least support them if the need arises.
And it’s not just contractors that can benefit either; in fact, home owners and neighbours will be able to take advantage of a report if they so require. Imagine that you own a property that’s in perfect working order, but want to hire a team of builders to renovate a certain part of it. If their work causes damage and you don’t have a report that details the condition of the location in question before any work was carried out – then you may find yourself unable to bring a claim forward regarding said damage.
Who is covered?
In these instances you will have access to a report that clearly demonstrates that the fault isn’t yours and the builders can be held accountable. It’s all about promoting professionalism in the workplace and with a report like this accessible should the need arise, innocent parties can always be covered.