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In the complex world of strata property management, few reports hold as much weight as dilapidation reports. These comprehensive assessments, also known as condition surveys or property inspection reports, serve as invaluable information for strata property owners.

A dilapidation report is essentially a detailed examination of a building’s condition conducted by qualified professionals. It encompasses a thorough inspection of structural integrity, safety features, and overall property state. Think of it as a health check-up for your building, providing an accurate snapshot of its condition at a specific point in time.

These reports play a pivotal role in property management, serving as reference points for assessing changes or damages that may occur during construction or renovation works. They offer clarity and transparency, enabling stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding property development, maintenance, and dispute resolution.

Challenges of Traditional Approaches

Traditional methods of creating dilapidation reports have their limitations. Low-resolution still photos, access issues, and reliance on visual inspection alone often result in missed details and inaccuracies. This can lead to ambiguity and uncertainty, hindering effective decision-making.

Utilising CHU Inspect tool for Dilapidation Reports

CHU Inspect combines drone technology with LIDar 3D scanning to enable more detailed and accurate reporting. This is a game-changer when it comes to dilapidation reporting. This innovative solution offers high-resolution imagery and stream-lined inspection processes, enhancing accuracy, efficiency, and user-friendliness.

Key Advantages of CHU Inspect

  • High-Resolution Imagery: CHU Inspect captures detailed images of entire buildings, leaving no area unnoticed.
  • Accuracy and Detail: It provides clear and objective evidence of any defects or damages, eliminating ambiguity.
  • Comprehensive Documentation: Digital tags document various issues, facilitating effective communication between stakeholders.
  • Value Before and After Works: It establishes a baseline condition before works begin and verifies quality upon completion.
  • User-Friendly Reports: Customisable templates ensure reports are accessible and easy to understand for all parties involved.

Building Inspections and Reporting with CHU Inspect

CHU Inspect isn’t just about improving dilapidation reporting; it’s about unlocking the full potential of property management. From building and asset management to real estate, roof inspections, and insurance claims, CHU Inspect offers a comprehensive solution for strata communities.

After the recent tropical cyclone Jasper in North Queensland, CHU Inspect has played a pivotal role in supporting CHU’s catastrophe response. 

The storm on December 10 caused widespread loss and damage with over 6,300 claims lodged to date. Access and recovery were made more difficult with many areas cut off due to flooding and impacted roads.

CHU Inspect proved to be an invaluable asset in facilitating a more efficient and comprehensive approach to assessing the damage that occurred and expediting insurance claims reports.

The in-depth inspections, images and reporting provided by CHU Inspect allowed experts, including building consultants and engineers from across the country, to remotely view the damage without having to attend site. This was crucial with access to many places heavily impacted. These experts (regardless of their location) have been able to review the reports and provide immediate recommendations, streamlining the decision-making process and expediting the appropriate response to the damage.

In an ever-evolving property landscape, the power of advanced data collection and reporting cannot be overstated. With innovative solutions like CHU Inspect, strata communities can navigate challenges with confidence, ensuring the longevity and sustainability of their properties. Embrace the future of strata property management with CHU Inspect and unlock new possibilities for strata communities.

To learn more about CHU Inspect for Dilapidation reports or other building inspection functions, contact CHU Inspect – [email protected] or call 1300 618 312

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