Subdividing your land

Subdivide and Build on your Land

Many Auckland property owners now have even greater opportunities to subdivide their property as a result of the government led MDRS regulations. The Council’s Housing Action Plan identified a shortfall of residential dwellings of around 20-30,000 and a need for 13,000 new homes each year for the next 30 years, highlighting a significant opportunity for land owners to subdivide property in Auckland for sale, or subdivide and build.

The process of subdividing can be extremely complex, especially for someone new to it. When you choose to build with Ashcroft Homes, our Subdivision Specialists can guide you through the entire process, managing consent applications and the subdivision works, while our Construction team manage the build of your new Ashcroft homes.

Ashcroft have a range of house plans that are especially suited to smaller subdivided sites and specifically designed for the Unitary Plan. Ashcroft also have plans nearly complete, that make the most of the opportunities available as a result of the new MDRS legislation. These plans are designed to maximise the living spaces, minimise the footprint and make the very best use of the land they occupy.

1. Topographic survey of the property.

This locates all existing features of the property including any existing houses, drainage lines and trees, and the contours of the land.

2. Prepare a scheme plan for the subdivision.

This often requires house plans to be included and we can provide these as part of our Intent to Progress agreement.

3. Prepare resource consent application.

Resource consent applications usually involve meeting numerous conditions set by Council. Experience with the consent process is critical to a successful application. Ashcroft has an in-house specialist Planning and Subdivisions team with in-depth knowledge in residential development ensuring your project the greatest chance of success.

4. Obtain resource consent from council.

There will normally be some queries during this process but once resource consent is granted then you have certainty of being able to carry out the subdivision.

5. Complete all physical works including installing drainage and services and right of way driveway if required

6. Apply for 224c certificate from council confirming all works complete

7. Apply for new titles

What costs are involved in subdividing your property?

The costs of subdividing include the resource consent application, installation of drainage,  services and driveways, legal and survey fees, and often most significantly council  development contributions.

This cost will vary greatly depending on the site and often depends on availability of drainage.  You also need to consider the tax implications of developing the land,  with which your accountant and lawyer will be able to assist.

When you build with Ashcroft Homes, our Subdivision Specialists can help you to understand the subdivision costs to expect, and then guide you through the entire land subdivision process.