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...]

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Small Strata Developments

Small Strata

A small strata development is a way of retaining an existing house and providing a rear Block. It is an alternative to a Battle Axe Block. This plan shows a typical Small Strata Development.

With this type of development there are 3 Titles as follows:

A block title, of reduced size for the original house [read more...]

Buying a Block

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Subdivision – Process

Found a big block and would like to split it into two? ……… or just looking to build another house on your block?……….You are going to need to subdivide the block.

Here is an idea of the process for Victoria (It will be similar in other states but check with your local council to make [read more...]

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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...]

Title Delays

Do you think because you have paid a deposit on a block you can settle on the land straight away?

Waiting up to a year could be a possibility! The Developer’s on site agent will usually be pushing the latest land release but this is the most likely to have the longest wait until settlement.

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Community Title

Community Title Developments include; Gated Communities, Retirement Villages, Eco Retreats, Golf Course developments, Marinas as well as suburban units. If you haven’t come across Community Title it is basically the same as a Strata Title that would be used for a block of apartments.

These developments can look great……..but what are the issues of having [read more...]

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Understanding Title Plans

Title Plan b

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...]