I Thought this would be useful for everyone if developers could list the problems that they have encountered and possibly how they got around them. Also other things to be aware of, I will start with a couple; PERTH 1. Neighbors refusing to pay for any retaining costs, refuse to sign BA 20 forms, yet feel they can dictate as to what type of retaining is used - I don't have an option, will be taking them to court to get retaining approved and maybe again to get some money as well just see how much they tick me off ! 2. Split zoning, one of the houses you build may have to build a two storey (city of cockburn) 3. Sub dividing, you will have to remove overhead power lines and install a new dome. 4.Finance, investors buying off the plan, now the new apra lending rules may mean they will not be able to get finance. This will have repercussions for the builder as well. 5. Builders upping the quote at the last minute - Make sure you get your builder to guarantee the quote until finance is approved 6. You may not be able to under develop your zoning, in other words if it is zoned R60 apartments they may not let you just build a triplex. (I heard this somewhere is this true ?) Chomp It would be great if any Drafty's could list zoning issues across suburbs !