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With the narrow blocks that are becoming more common you see a lot of new houses built right to the side boundary on both sides.

In some cases that can’t be avoided, but I think there is a real advantage in leaving enough room for a path on at least one side of the [read more…]

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How Adverse Possession Can Affect Buying A Block

Site Measurement

Did you know its still possible to take over ownership of someone else’s private land?

This makes it important to check the Land Title Plan dimensions against the actual site dimensions for the following reasons:

If the actual dimensions are bigger it doesn’t mean the seller owns the ‘extra’ land unless they can demonstrate [read more…]

Buying a Block

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What Sort of Plan?

Buying Land…….There are several sorts of Plans/ Surveys of your Block to think about before you can start building a house.

Here is a guide to the various plans based on the same block:

Title Plan

Title Plans are the legal document that describes the land. Initially they are usually the only plan that is [read more…]

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Understanding your Survey Plan

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I’m used to look at survey plans but I do understand that most people struggle to understand them. Here is a quick guide to help you understand the survey plan for your new house.

The plan below shows a survey plan for the block previously mentioned in the Title Plan Post. It doesn’t include the [read more…]

Understanding Title Plans

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Title plans are quite a bit different to Survey Plans. The following is typically what you would see when looking at the title plan for a small subdivision.

This is what it tells you about block No 2, which I have coloured in pink.

The total width of the Road Reserve of Smith [read more…]

Block Boundary Pegs

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Your block location is defined by the boundary pegs. It all looks quite simple when you are looking to buy the block. You can go out to the site and see tall pegs at every corner.

A few months later when the builder is looking to start it can all be very different. The [read more…]