Looking to subdivide a property?

Subdivisions

Our property team is ready to work with your surveyor and help you streamline the steps involved.
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How long does it take?

Subdividing land can be a lengthy process. As a guide allow 12 to 24 months

Who's Involved?

  • You, your lawyer and a member of our property team
  • Your surveyor
  • The council
  • Other authorities like the water authority and Powercor
  • Your bank (if there's a mortgage registered on title)
  • Land Titles Office
  • Your accountant (for tax advice)

What's the process?

Initial steps

Whether your land is residential or rural, we'll chat with you about your plans and help you identify any issues early on (such as planning permit requirements, access issues and engaging a surveyor). Often clients want to subdivide land so that they can sell off some or all of the land once the subdivision has taken place, so we can discuss what your needs are. Perhaps you want to make sure you've got a purchaser signed on the dotted line if you've already negotiated a sale; after all, you don't want to go to all this effort and find out the purchaser has changed their mind.

Before registration of subdivision

We'll work with you, your surveyor and the requirements of the council to make sure your project is heading in the right direction. Sometimes the council can require you enter into an agreement with them to do certain work on the land, or to agree that the land won't be subdivided again in the future. We can help get those documents sorted out.

We'll also get the application for the subdivision ready and tick off the required steps like verifying your identity and ensuring that you (and the purchaser, if applicable) are given details of any variations to the plan that the authorities require before they approve it.

Registration of the plan of subdivision

Once the documents are in order and the council has issued the Statement of Compliance, we will lodge the application for registration and coordinate this with your bank (if you have a mortgage). Sometimes there will be further amendments required in which case we will work with you and your surveyor to check off the final requirements. Once registered, we will notify you of the new title details and we can proceed to settlement for any associated contracts of sale of land.

What to have in order

  • Details of your surveyor.
  • Details of where your title is held (or if you're not sure, we can help!).
  • Your original identification documents  (passport and driver's licence).
  • A copy of your planning permit and proposed plan of subdivision (if you have these already).
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Our Subdivisions Team

Meagan Compton
Shaun Moloney
Rebecca Alexander
Grace Spokes
Ashleigh Goodwin
Nicholas Lenehan-Anderson
Katie Sambell
Peta Henderson
David Johnson
Kevin Armstrong
Tracie Lawrence
Kelly Herschell