Dilapidation Report / Survey

This report is designed to identify the current condition of complexes where construction is occurring nearby and in particular on adjoining sites to give a benchmark of the current condition prior to construction, so that any and all defects resulting from such construction can be claimed against the developer for repairs.

2 level units

Why have Dilapidation Report

Construction activities are not only inconvenient for neighbouring properties, but at times destructive for adjoining buildings due to the vibrations associated with the construction activities.

Smart Strata Schemes undertake a dilapidation survey prior to construction on adjoining sites and are then protected from paying costly repair bills to rectify damage caused by the construction activities. Post constructions inspections are then undertaken to prove any change in the condition of the complex had occurred due to the actual construction on adjoining properties.

Updated building authority legislation now allows claims against builders from adjoining property owners for damage resulting from construction activities.

Why Quality Building Management?

QBM has completed Dilapidation reports on many thousands of buildings, structures and Strata Complexes over the past 10 years alone. These include the survey of properties and infrastructure surrounding some of the largest road construction projects in Australia.


Our Dilapidation reports have saved many strata schemes many thousands of dollars in repair costs caused by surrounding construction projects.

QBM goes the extra mile to ensure an accurate and unbiased report on the current condition of structures prior to construction, and also upon the completion of these projects. We ensure that liability for any damage during construction is fairly and accurately assessed to ensure the best outcome for both developer and property owner.

All prominent defects in the form of cracks, settlement, movement, water seepage, spalling concrete, distortion, subsidence and other building defects will be recorded in photographs together with notes.

A Post-Construction Condition Survey will highlight any building defects that have occurred (or caused by the construction works) since the first survey, or after a construction.