Zenith Surveyors undertake all types of subdivision. We believe it is vital that we discuss the different types of subdivision with you prior to project start and also the typical costs to subdivide land in W.A. Depending on whether you go Survey Strata Subdivision (or) Green Title Subdivision could have a huge impact on your overall project costs.
Do not rush headlong into your own project without the right advice from our Perth Subdivision Consultants.
Side by Side Subdivision
Side by Side Green Title Subdivision is the preferred method of subdivision in Western Australia. The reason for this is generally because people like to have their own street frontage and their own service connections.
A Green Title Lot, also known as a Freehold Lot, refers to land or lots that generally have no common areas and that need to be shared. This means you own the title of the land on which your home stands, including all of its services.
The reason it's often referred to as 'green title' is simply because the sketch on the certificate of title used to be shaded in a green colour. Most stand-alone homes in WA are Green Title, so your average house on a suburban street is likely to be Green Title.
All costs relating to the Green Title are your responsibility (not shared). The only costs on Green Title land are standard rates and taxes.
Pros of Side by Side Green Title Subdivision
Each lot is completely independent of the other
No strata meetings required
No strata insurance
Independent services for each lot “you own your own sewer connection”
Preferred type of subdivision
Potential for your own street frontage
No common property
No common services
Cons of Side by Side Green Title Subdivision
Costs for each lot to have its own services will be greater
Can be more expensive than strata subdivisions
Costs of engineer to design new sewer connection
Can be harder to meet minimum areas (R Codes)
Potential for a minimum street frontage may affect garage / parking options
Zenith Surveyings Subdivision Perth service is geared towards educating our clients throughout the process so they can understand the benefits of doing Green Title Subivision.
Corner Block Subdivision
Services such as sewer, power and water are often shared on survey strata whereas a green title lot is completely independent with no common property and you an not share services which can lead to a more costly development.
Likewise, many survey strata developments can have a commonly owned driveway and all owners in the survey scheme will contribute towards the insurance and maintenance of that common property that has a separate lot number.