Before you begin, check first if your section can be sub divided under The Auckland Unitary Plan
To check on your property's zone in the Auckland Unitary Plan, click here and enter your address in the search box at the top. It should highlight your property on the map.
On the left hand side you should see a description of your property including the land zone, for example Residential - Mixed Housing Suburban Zone
Engage with a registered land surveyor - The Process
A good starting point to provide relevant information about your property. The surveyor will investigate all potential options specific to your site and compile a detailed report highlighting the financial costs and potential returns of the project.
Under the newly operative Auckland Unitary Plan we will investigate and determine whether your property is potentially subdividable. They will then talk you through the process of subdividing and Auckland Council's new rulebook around land development.
The first stage of land subdivision is preparing the subdivision resource consent application. They will organise and compile the required information including topographical survey and scheme plan, engineering/flood report, geotechnical report, CCTV investigation and concept house design.
The decision whether or not to go ahead and subdivide your property is all yours. They will provide you with all the information and guidance imperative to a successful and lucrative outcome.
After the resource consent for the subdivision has been granted we will continue with engineering approval and the installation of the civil services including waste and storm water, power, phone, fibre, water and gas. Finally we will ensure all works have been carried out in accordance with the approved subdivision plan.
Get an idea of overall costs
The subdivision of one residential property into two lots can vary significantly in cost due to a range of factors, in particular infrastructure issues.
Generally, the average two-lot subdivision can cost around $120,000 - $150,000 for an approved consent, a new certificate of title, professional fees and other requirements. It is also likely to be development contributions on top of this.