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Difference between townhouse villas duplex

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Yann, 1st May, 2016.

  1. Yann

    Yann Active Member

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    Hi

    Wondering is there is a common definitions for these property types?
    My understanding is the following but happy to get clarity on this

    Townhouse: unit in a block where you own all levels for a section of the block, usually 2 or 3. Has a body Corp with most things being common property and exclusive uses.

    Villa: unit in a block usually ground level with a backyard, body Corp with limited common property

    Duplex/3plex/4plex: houses with common walls, bigger yard and no body corporate, so a proper and clean title with land and walls.

    Yann
     
  2. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    For me it is:

    Townhouse: a grouped dwellings with more than 1 level - ie may be 2 or 3 storeys.
    Villa: a grouped dwelling that is single level

    Duplex/Triplex/4plex: just tell you how many grouped dwellings are in the complex - ie 2, 3, 4 .....
     
  3. Yann

    Yann Active Member

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    What about differences in titles and body Corp?
     
  4. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    In WA everything is
    Single dwelling (can be green/Torrens, survey or built strata)
    Grouped Dwelling (can be Green/Torrens, Survey or Built Strata) and encompasses all villas, townhouses but not apartments. If there are 4 or more must have a BC
    Multi Units (can only be Built Strata) and is all apartments and have a BC if there is more than one owner.

    Types of titles don't really affect the group type here.
     
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