The How and When of Property Subdivision

house on a large section of land

There is undoubtedly a wide range of advantages that you could enjoy from subdivision, just as there are many processes to consider. If you need advice on the subdivision process, a land development and consultancy service is a great place to start. Today though, we’re going to take the subject back to its core, and talk about how you would go about property subdivision and just when you should consider it.

The How – Examining the Subdivision Process

Subdividing land encompasses creating multiple lots from an existing one, merging two smaller lots or rearranging boundaries, among other things.

Before you can get started with construction though, you usually need some level of approval. Subdivision approval generally differs from council to council so it’s important to talk to your local authorities and do some research.

Generally though, you will at the very least require a simple building approval. This even applies to subdivision projects that are eligible for exemptions.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when determining what level of approvals and applications you will need to make:

Some Experts to Talk to

Subdivision encompasses a range of steps and processes, and that means a range of professional opinions and services. To get you started, here are some essential parties to talk to:

  • Town Planners
  • Land surveyors
  • Engineers
  • Solicitors
  • Architects

The When – 4 Signs You Have the Perfect Subdivision Opportunity

Now let’s talk about an important but often overlooked point. When is subdivision the best option for me? You see, people often talk about process and profits, that they forget about the land itself, and exactly what you should be looking for. Here are 3 examples to get you started:

  1. You Have Plenty of Land

This is the obvious one but it absolutely needs mentioning. Not only are there legal considerations when it comes to the size of your land, but there are practical ones too.

Even if your land is legally large enough for subdivision, it may not be practical because of its shape, gradient or just because it barely meets regulations.

If your land is large enough though, you have the freedom to create many profitable properties or to combine several smaller lots into one large set of land.

  1. You Have the Right Area

Many people get so carried away with regulations, processes and potential profits that they forget the golden rule of any real estate – land. When deciding to subdivide you need to decide why you are going through with it and if the area the property is in will match your needs.

Is your residential land in a highly livable area that will produce profit? Is your commercial location ideal for easy business? These are the sorts of questions you might want to ask.

  1. You Have an Ideal Driveway

It might seem like a small feature, but a spacious driveway can be the make or break factor for subdivision approval. After all, you’re probably going to need adequate space for more than one property. When looking at property, don’t just look at size on a macro level, but a micro one too.

  1. You Don’t Have Either Steeply Sloping, Flood Prone or Heavily Vegetated Land

These types of constraints can dramatically effect whether or not you can subdivide. When looking at property consider these types of constraints as they could change everything.

For more expert information about subdivision in Queensland, turn to the experts to the professionals at Arnold Development Consultants. Get in touch today to kick start your project.