The condition report

Prior to construction, the condition report, soil report and engineer's drawings will need to be prepared as they contain:

  • information on the existing site such as the location of services
  • instructions for building complex structures
  • an assessment on the bearing capacity of the soil.

The condition report for the site is a record of details about the existing site, the buildings on adjacent boundaries and the setbacks of structures on adjacent properties. It contains information about the condition of fences, any significant vegetation on the site on the boundaries and location of services. Services include water, gas, electricity and telephone lines. It may contain photos as evidence of existing conditions on the site if disputes arise (eg if the footpath is cracked prior to work commencing and the council tries to charge you for the repair of the footpath).

You can download a summary copy of a condition report (Word 73 KB) for a closer look.