Building Condition & General Defect Reports


Owners and managers may require advice from time to time on the general condition of a building in order to schedule future maintenance works or ensure the quality of workmanship. 

Yes, as buildings near completion, Owners / Managers may require a Building Condition Report to determine the levels of workmanship and ensure specifications are met by the builder / developer. A Building Condition Report carried out before the builders have completely left site may save both time and money as many minor issues can be dealt with straight away ensuring the owners’ investment is protected and all standards are met. This type of inspection also allows for a detail quality of finish inspection before handover, meaning the items identified cannot be classed as wear and tear.  

Alternatively, many Owners Corporation opt to undertake a Building Condition Report prior to the expiry of the initial 12-month DLP (Defects Liability Period). This type of inspection will typically address any issues or defects that can be attributed to the actions of the builder requiring repairs.  

Yes, we inspect buildings that have been neglected and left without regular maintenance and often benefit from an experienced eye to identify current or future maintenance issues.  

A Building Condition Report highlights any issues such as timber rot, leaks, wear and tear issues, cracks and potential structural issues. Often allowing the Owners to be aware of long-term maintenance requirements and allow time to seek additional expert advice (structural, electrical, mechanical etc) and commence funding and development of scopes

Building Condition Report identifies issues in accordance with the following list; 

  • Common area condition & general defects report 
  • Classification of issues (Responsibility of builder or owners corporation) 
  • Installations as per specifications  
  • Quality of workmanship 
  • Potentials Hazards 
  • Rectification Cost Estimates 
  • Inspection of Builders Final Clean 

Our general procedure is to: 

  • Inspect the common area of the building for defects, quality of workmanship and or maintenance requirements. 
  • Compile a report including photos and cost estimates of repairs for the relevant issues. 
  • Each issue has commentary and recommendations to facilitate appropriate follow up. 
  • Regarding new build and DLP reports, we also provide a spreadsheet export to consolidate the lists for ease of use for all parties.