Dilapidation reports Melbourne

Dilapidation Reports

Dilapidation reports Melbourne. What is a dilapidation report? When construction is occurring nearby, a dilapidation report documents the current condition of your property.

This inspection is conducted prior to the start of any nearby road works, council construction projects, infrastructure projects and/or demolition.

It is important to protect your largest asset, and this report lists & categorises existing cracking/damage related issues and records the state of the property at that time.


Best to contact us for advice should you have concerns regarding nearby construction works. Once booked, the building inspector will attend your property, taking photos of each room and external areas. This provides photographic evidence of the state of the property at that time.

The report will contain a photo of each specific area, along with a list of associated defects and state whether structural faults were identified.

All MBI Melbourne inspectors are highly trained and qualified to conduct dilapidation reports. You will receive a highly detailed building report within 24 hours of the inspection. A zip file containing additional images will also be attached in the cover email.

Dilapidation reports Melbourne


The following areas are typically inspected in a dilapidation report:
  • Nature strip
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Paving
  • External walls - individually listed front, side & rear elevations
  • Internal walls – categorised by each individual room and/or area
  • Carports
  • Garages
  • Patios
  • Ceilings
  • Floors


A dilapidation report outlines the state of the property at that given time and is an agreed record for all relevant parties. This ensures that there are no disputes between neighbours or the builder once construction works have commenced or completed.

We report on all cracking, subsidence and gap related issues. Builders and developers may not always request dilapidation reports when planning construction works, and it is highly recommended that the homeowner is proactive in this instance.

An additional inspection at the end of construction may also be necessary depending upon the level of damage sustained.

Additional reading regarding the law surrounding Dilapidation reports can be found following the link. Require an alternate building report?  We also provide new construction reports  and pre-purchase building reports.

Dilapidation reports Melbourne
Dilapidation reports Melbourne


If you're planning any construction work in Melbourne, you need to be aware of the potential risks that come with it. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that the dilapidation building inspection industry is currently unregulated, which means that anyone can claim to be an expert - even if they don't have the qualifications or experience to back it up.

Don't take any chances with your construction project - make sure to ask about your inspector's credentials and experience before you engage their services. After all, it's your investment on the line, and you want to make sure that you're getting the best possible advice.

Unfortunately, there are many "mum and dad" inspectors out there who lack any real-world experience or training. Don't get caught out - always do your due diligence and check their credentials thoroughly.

At the end of the day, you want to be sure that your construction project is in safe hands. So don't leave anything to chance - contact us today to speak with a qualified and experienced inspector who can provide the guidance and advice you need to succeed.

Master Building Inspectors franchisees are all experienced builders, registered with the Victorian Building Authority.
• All inspectors are highly trained in the inspection and reporting process.
• We are members of the Housing Industry Association.
• Every MBI building inspector holds full professional indemnity & public liability insurances.

Our Building inspections Melbourne reports are easy to read, straight forward and provide recommendations for repair.

Whether you're a property owner or a contractor, it's important to take the necessary steps to ensure that your project is in safe hands. That's where we come in - our team of experts specializes in dilapidation inspections to give you the confidence you need to move forward with your construction plans.

We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to construction work, which is why we guarantee to email our comprehensive building reports to you within 24 hours of each inspection. Our reports provide detailed information on any potential defects or damage, as well as recommendations for repairs and maintenance.

So why wait? Contact us today at 1300 852 496 to discuss your dilapidation inspection needs. We'll provide you with all the advice and guidance you need to make informed decisions, and we can make the necessary arrangements to access your property with just a few days' notice.

Dilapidation reports Melbourne
Dilapidation reports Melbourne
Dilapidation reports Melbourne