Dilapidation Reports & Surveys

What Are Dilapidation Reports & Surveys?

A dilapidation report and survey, often referred to as “delap reports” or “delap surveys” are used to document the existing condition of a property, structure or council asset accurately and comprehensively before any construction or development work takes place nearby. A dilapidation report identifies any existing damage, defects or other issues with the property, including cracks, settlement, structural concerns or wear and tear. Such a report helps in safeguarding the interests of both the property owner and the neighbouring parties by providing a baseline reference point for any future claims or disputes that may arise due to alleged construction related damage.

Additionally, it assists in ensuring that any pre-existing issues are not wrongly attributed to the construction work, thus preventing unnecessary legal conflicts and disputes.

Summary of a Dilapidation Report

In most instances, a Dilapidation Report will be required prior to the release of the Construction Certificate and will form part of your Occupation Checklist provided by the Private Certifier

Our Dilapidation Report Services

At MPD Building Consultants, we offer a wide range of services related to Dilapidation Reports and Surveys in Sydney:

Pre-Construction Dilapidation report

Before any construction or excavation work begins in the vicinity of your property, our experts conduct a thorough pre-construction survey to document the current condition. This serves as a baseline for comparison in case any damages occur during the construction process.

Post-Construction Dilapidation report

After construction is completed, we conduct post-construction surveys to assess whether any damage has occurred to your property. This helps resolve disputes and claims efficiently.

Commercial and Residential Properties

We cater to both commercial and residential property owners, ensuring that your investment is protected, no matter the type of property.

Comprehensive Reports

Our dilapidation survey reports are detailed, accurate, and easy to understand. We use state-of-the-art technology and industry expertise to ensure that every aspect of your property's condition is documented.

Friendly and Professional Team

Our team of experts is not only highly experienced but also friendly and approachable.

Why Choose MPD Building Consultants for Dilapidation Reports and Surveys in Sydney?

We offer our Dilapidation Reports and Surveys in Sydney and the Central Coast with a commitment to accuracy and professionalism. Contact us today to schedule your Dilapidation inspection.


Legal Protection

A well-documented dilapidation report can protect you legally. It provides evidence of the property's condition before and after nearby construction, which can be crucial in the case of disputes.


Peace of Mind

Knowing the exact condition of a property can give you peace of mind, allowing you to address any issues promptly.


Property Value

Regular dilapidation surveys can help maintain or even increase the value of your property by addressing issues before they become major problems.



Many insurance companies require dilapidation reports to provide coverage for potential construction-related damages.