Perth Surveying Services is the first point of call to find out whether or not it is possible to subdivide and develop your land. Our Licensed Surveyors are some of the best in the state from previous Lecturers to Land Gate employees we are well suited to know your exact land Surveying Requirements.
No matter how large or small a project, the team at Perth Surveying can prepare and manage your subdivisions and developments. From initial planning and application, right through to settlement and production of titles. The highly experienced team of Licensed Surveyors ensure that your development progresses without delay.
Licensed Surveys are conducted under the Licensed Surveyors Act 1909 and the subsequent regulations for the purpose of Land subdivisions and amalgamation.
Boundary Re-Establishments / Repegs
Re-establishing your properties boundaries for new building, fence lines or retaining walls. A re-peg certificate or plan showing the marks placed and location of improvements on or near the boundary is commonly prepared under regulation 25A of the Licensed Surveyors Regulations 1961.
Subdivisions - Survey Strata, Green title, Built Strata, Amalgamations Strata covenants
Green title Subdivisions are performed on land held under the Transfer of Land act 1893. Subdivision requires application to the West Australian Planning Commision(WAPC). Each lot requires its own services(water, power and sewer. The term green title arises from the colouring on the Certificate of title to denote freehold land.
Strata Subdivision lots are effectively a subdivision of the parent (green title) lot’s certificate of title. Consequently they share the services of the parent lot. Strata subdivisions are best viewed as a grouped housing scheme, where each Lot has a share or unit entitlement in the common property. A Valuer is responsible for determining the unit entitlement of each Lot in the scheme. A Strata Title has the same standing as a Freehold Title. Two types of subdivision are available under the Strata Titles Act 1985; Strata and Survey Strata subdivisions.
(Built Strata) – This type of Strata subdivision relies upon the buildings to denote the boundaries of each Lot. For residential developments of 5 Lots or less and under 2500 sqm, application to the WAPC is not required. The buildings of the Strata scheme must comply with the current building codes and are endorsed as such by the Local Authority.
Survey Strata lots are defined by dimensions of the land, and appear very similar to Green Title subdivisions. Survey Strata require application to the WAPC and consequently must comform with the zoning requirements. Survey strata subdivisions are typically employed when a developer wishes to sell off a vacant lot.
Amalgamations are usually the amalgamation of or joining of current lots on many titles to create one larger title still classed as a Green Title.
Strata Merger and Survey Strata Conversion – The Merger procedure allows for the owners in single tier Strata schemes created prior to 1st January 1998 the ability to own the buildings and common property. The Conversion option allows for the owners in single tier Strata schemes created prior to 1st January 1998, depending upon the zoning and the building configuration, the ability to convert to a Survey Strata scheme.
Easements – Easements that are of a spatial nature (only affect part of a lot) will require an Interest Only Plan to be lodged at Landgate to accompany the easement documentation.
These surveys show the position of buildings in relation to boundaries, easements, structures on adjoining properties near the boundary, as well as providing details of any boundary encroachments.
Lettable Area Surveys
A survey to confirm the area which can be tenanted and charged ouot accordingly.(GLA/NLA) -use the methods of measurement set out in the Property Council of Australia Guidelines: Gross Lettable Area (GLA) for industrial tenancies, Net Lettable Area (NLA) for commercial tenancies.
We liaise with local government agencies to ensure you have all your development applications up to local council standards to save time and money.