Subdivision is the process where you create a new lot or Certificate of Title that can be separately owned by another person.
Subdivision consents apply to activities such as:
- creating a new freehold title, which means the landowner (and any of their beneficiaries) owns the property outright
- creating a cross-lease, which is where a number of people own an undivided share in the ownership of a piece of land, and the homes they build on the land are leased from the other landowners
- creating a unit title development, where the owners own a defined part of the building, such as an apartment, and share ownership in common areas such as lifts, lobbies and driveways
- adjusting a boundary.
A subdivision consent normally has a number of conditions that may require building consent and engineering approvals.
If you’re planning a subdivision, please get in touch. We can advise you on the process and your responsibilities, and guide you through the application process.