Subdivision is a very popular procedure in Australia due to an abundance of large properties on the fringes of the major cities. Years ago, these properties were considered rural, but now, as the creep of the city reaches them, they are practically suburban. You may be wanting to take advantage of this and turn your single property into multiple smaller properties so that they can each have their own house, but you might not be sure about how to do it. Here are a few steps that you should take to get this subdivision process started.
A Land Surveyor
The most important professional in this entire process is going to be a land surveyor. In your initial meetings, they will conduct a full examination of your property, as although you probably have the deed to the land, it is important they get very precise measurements of all areas, including any inclines, divets and the presence of water and natural objects. Once your land has been fully examined, mapped out and itemised, you can start the process of subdivision more accurately with your land surveyor at the helm. This process won't take too long, but it is important that it gets done first.
Beginning The Journey
Subdivision can take many months to properly work out, and in some cases, applications are knocked back by local councils for a variety of reasons. That is why it is so vital that you have a professional fill out all the relevant paperwork for you. Trying to do it on your own creates a much higher chance that you will accidentally fill something out wrong, which could set you back even further. Let the experts in this field sort out all the nitty-gritty while you continue on your daily life. There is no use stressing over it when they can do a much more accurate job than you, and in the meantime, you wait!
Developing The Property
While applying for subdivision itself costs a fair bit of money, so does making sure that your land is actually able to house multiple buildings. For example, each new property will need its own connection to water and electricity, and it will all need to have street access as well. Depending on the deal you have organised with your land surveyor and developer, you might need to pay for this out of pocket, or they will do it for you and take a cut of the profits. Once the land is ready for use and all applications are done, work on the new houses can begin in earnest!