Tips for Subdividing Land

Posted by admin on September 20, 2012

With a steadily increasing shortage of land, more people are becoming interested in subdividing their property and allowing others to buy propertyfrom them. Subdividing property is the process of splitting a piece of land into two or more pieces with each piece carrying a separate title. If you have thought about subdividing your land, the first thing you should do is talk to your local council as the subdivision process is governed by state planning acts that are interpreted and put into place by this group. You also need to find out information such as zoning and easement regulations, and any other restrictions that may be in place on your property.

The process of subdivision can be complicated, so hiring a land surveyor would be extremely beneficial. The surveyor will work closely with you and the council, and will prepare and submit a subdivision application on your behalf. Before you see a surveyor, you should do the following:

1. Have a copy of all titles on hand that relate to your land. After you buy property, the titles should be held by your bank or your solicitor.

2. Locate or take an aerial photograph of your property. It will be helpful when explaining your proposal to the surveyor.

3. Have a clear, detailed plan for your land prior to sitting down with the surveyor, but also listen to any suggestions they may have.

4. Locate as many existing survey pegs as possible. These are the wooden stakes put in place to determine the boundaries of your property.

5. Choose a local surveyor who is familiar with the local district’s rules and regulations. It will save time and money.

Following these suggestions will ensure that the subdivision of your land progresses as smoothly as possible. It can be extremely profitable, especially if you have a large piece of land in an area that is in high demand for people looking to buy property. If you would like to buy property, visit All Acres to view the large selection of available land. Please call us today at (855) 227-3741 or contact us online for more information.