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Subdivision in Brisbane - Help Needed!

Discussion in 'Development' started by Jeff, 16th Aug, 2016.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Member

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    Hello,

    We have several investment properties in Brisbane for almost 10 years, but we have no experience in renovation, development or any value adding project.

    Currently we are thinking about buying a land in Brisbane and subdivide it into 2, and are wondering if anyone can recommend a reputable company that provides good service and doesn't charge too much, for:
    - Town planning
    - Surveyor
    - Engineer
    Any personal experience with them will be even better.

    Also, could anyone provide rough estimation about how much it will be to connect each service for the new lot (in inner Brisbane), including:
    - Water
    - Sewer
    - Stormwater
    - Electricity
    - Phone
    - And rough cost to demolish and remove a single story, medium size house.

    If you have done a similar project in the past, any suggestion will be much appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    where are the properties or land you want to subdivide? looking to hold or sell?
     
  3. Jeff

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    Hello,
    The property is at Camp Hill, QLD.
    We plan to demolish the existing house, subdivide it and sell both lands as our first value adding project.
     
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  4. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    House Demolition Cost:
    I have had 3 quotes for demolishing the house. 100m2 timber house with absetos. remove shed, concrete slabs footings driveway, trim and tidy site ready for build.
    The quote ranged from $15,000 -$23,000 plus GST
    plus
    $700 each to cap off sewer,
    $800 demolish approval,
    $500 disconnect electricity
     
  5. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @Jeff I know the exact stock you need to develop. I'll pm you later.

    btw what's the size of the land?
     
  6. Jeff

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    Thank you for the reply!
    It certainly cost more than what I thought...
     
  7. Jeff

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    The land is 810m2 with 20m frontage.
    It's already 2 lots, just need to realign the boundary
     
  8. Leo2413

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    PM'ed you mate.
     
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  9. benofbrisbane

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    Hi Mate

    I use Tam Dang Planning and Simpson Rayner Surveyors. Would recommend both. Though I understand that Simpson Rayner also do town planning so if you wanted to keep it simple it might be worth using them for both.

    Also, I have a law firm, Property Law Partners and would be more than happy to provide a very reasonable price for your legal needs!

    Best of luck with it. I am sure you will go fine, Camp Hill is a highly sought after suburb.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions.

    Cheers

    Ben
     
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  10. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Plus 1 for Tam Dang.
     
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  11. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Just thinking out aloud, wouldn't it be best to realign the boundary and sell off the subdivided land?
    You shouldn't be incurring the 28k infra fee as the land is already on 2 lot.
    You may also opt to start marketing/sell the land, while the old house is still there. Once the buyer pays you, then start demolishing the house.
     
  12. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    if you PM me the address I am happy to tell you about any issues (reply back through here sans identifiying info)