Hello - what are the steps to subdividing a property? I'm looking to buy a ppor which apparantly has subdivision potential (townhouse at the back). As you can tell, I'm totally new to this. Ideally, I would live in the house; maybe sell the land at the back if I needed cash down the line (ie backup plan); or, I'd build a townhouse and rent it out as an IP. What are the first steps to take? The lots I've seen look fairly standard - driveway down the side, a chunk of 300/400ish sqm's at the back, etc. What's the first step I should take before buying the property? Getting advice from a town planner? Land surveyor? Would really appreciate your advice! Edit to add: not really in a rush to build/sell at the back, but I want to be sure it's possible before proceeding with the ppor purchase. Trying to attach a picture to show the kind of generic property I'm looking into. Hopefully I'm on the right track. Edit 2: Also, can anyone recommend any Melbourne-based professionals?