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Subdivision Construction: What to Know

Prior preparation is the key to success when planning a residential construction project. Prior preparation not only helps to identify the potential challenges the project might face, but it also helps to save money in many different ways.

If you intend to subdivide your lot for construction-related purposes, there are several things you might want to remember to ensure an incident-free construction exercise once you begin. Find out more below.

The Minimum Lot Size

One of the first things you need to know is whether your sub-division construction will be considered legal. The thing about the subdivision of land is that it is a closely regulated activity. There are zoning regulations that you will need to take into account as you plan your subdivision construction. The most important of these regulations relates to the minimum size allowed for subdivided lots in your locality or zone. To avoid being on the wrong side of the law, be sure to confirm that your subdivided parcel of land is not smaller than the minimum size of the lot as dictated by your zoning regulations.

The Intended Use of the Subdivided Lot

Another important factor you need to consider is what you intend to use the subdivided lot for once the construction exercise is done. Just like there are legal requirements for the minimum size of subdivided lots, there are also legal requirements for the intended use of the building once constructed. For example, you might not be allowed to raise a multi-storied complex in certain residential areas. It would, therefore, not be wise to subdivide your land for the construction of rental apartments in your locality. Thus, it is necessary to ensure that your intended use for the subdivided lot is in line with the building codes as defined by your local council.

Property Boundaries

Lastly, you will need to re-establish the exact position of your property boundaries before the commencement of a subdivision construction exercise. To do this, you will need to enlist the services of a registered land surveyor. Doing this will help to avoid boundary disputes with your neighbours in the future. It is also important to re-establish your property boundaries so that you're able to make the most use of the amount of space available in the subdivided lot. Thus, you should not forget to factor in the cost of boundary re-establishment into your budget for the subdivision construction exercise.

to learn more about land divisions, contact a contractor in your area.