Is Your Land Eligible

Before we can build your granny flat, we will need to check three documents

01

TITLE SEARCH

02

SEWER DIAGRAM

03

10.7 CERTIFICATE

01

TITLE SEARCH

A title search indicates the present state of the title. Listed on the title search are:

  • A correct description of the land
  • The owner or registered proprietor
  • Any added registered interests affecting or benefiting the land (e.g. mortgages, easements, restrictions, covenants, right of way etc.) When building a granny flat, we are looking for any interests that may affect the process or the cost of the build (e.g. if a drainage easement is listed on a title search, then we know that we can use this to connect stormwater.)Failure to check this document can result in the discovery of major inhibitions to the completion of a granny flat, or the unwelcomed surprise of major costs required down the track.

02

SEWER DIAGRAM

Upon assessment of a sewer diagram and a site visit, we can determine whether sewer issues may arise on site. The first thing to identify is the location of the sewer mains by viewing the sewer diagram. It’s also important to view how the sewer lines are connected to the main house. The sewer diagram can be found in your contract of sale or can easily be purchased from Sydney Water for about $26.

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10.7 CERTIFICATE

FORMERLY KNOWN AS 149 CERTIFICATE

A 10.7 Certificate contains information about your property, explaining State Government requirements, plus to learn if there are any issues on the land that may affect the approval process, approval cost and construction cost.

HERE IS A SHORT LIST OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

Zoning

Must be between R1 & R4

Conservation, Heritage or Critical Habitat

If your 10.7 states any of these, you will need Development Approval (DA) from the local council

Complying Development ‘may be’ carried out

If your 10.7 certificate states ‘may not’, then a DA is required

Mine Subsidence

If your property is in a Mine Subsidence area, then approval by the Mine Subsidence board is required. This extends the approval process

Bushfire Zone

If your property is in a bushfire zone, then a Bushfire Consultant must be engaged to determine the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Rating and a BAL Certificate must be provided. This may affect the cost of construction

Flood Zone

if your property falls in a flood zone, this will usually have an impact on the time needed for design and approval, plus result in additional costs during all stages

Tree Preservation Orders

if you have a Tree Preservation Order on your land, this means that no trees can be pruned or removed without council permit

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