Land subdivisions involves the splitting of larger tracts of land into smaller units that can be managed individually. Subdividing land is a helpful way of splitting larger areas into smaller sections that are easier to develop. Different areas can be modified independently and according to the unique interests of each land owner.
Land subdivisions are a great way of increasing growth and maximising the use of available space. Subdividing a piece of land involves getting the consent of relevant authorities, carrying out a survey of the area and obtaining the necessary clearance and approval. Lets look at the land subdivisions process in more detail.
The Necessary steps for land subdivision
Getting development consent
The first step you need to take when subdividing land is to obtain a development permit from the local municipality. There are different permits that are required for rural and urban areas.
When you apply for the permit, you need to specify the primary purpose of the subdivision, and whether the land can be subdivided based on its zoning. You also have the option of meeting with a government planner who can provide free advice on how to carry out the entire process.
Finding a good and licensed surveyor
The next step is to find a licensed surveyor who will carry out a survey of the land and submit it to the land records. A good surveyor can carry out a proper land assessment and determine how to best carry out a subdivision. They not only assess the boundaries of the property, but they can also analyse land features and conduct a suitability assessment (where they examine drainage, erosion, flooding and other factors).
After the assessment is complete, the survey report is submitted to the Survey and Land records for the issuing of a land subdivision permit.
The land subdivision work can start once you have received a development approval and a survey has been conducted. The subdivision needs to be done according to the terms that were stipulated in the development permit.
Obtaining the necessary clearance
After the subdivision is complete, you need to obtain a clearance from the Development Consent Authority. This clearance serves as documentation that the subdivision was carried out in the right manner.
Finally, Seek approval of the survey
The surveyor's report can now be submitted to the Land office for the issuing of new titles for the subdivided land.