澳洲Australia property WA - Older Duplex half on one title | Syd


在澳大利亚 I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo


I was considering purchasing a duplex half with a common driveway and wall. The block is 800 sqm, and a fence runs through the middle, effectively giving you half each (400 sqm). Would it be risky to extend or make improvements with a situation like this. Would it be best to have block re-surveyed, possibly at own expense if other owner wasn't interested? Or does it not matter, even though legally you could access the other persons yard??  

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survey strata is it?  

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^^^ must be.

these older style of developments usually had the house as your exclusive purchase, and all the land - including the driveway, back yard etc - around the pair of residences as CP.

obviously this is nuts, but welcome to the communist 60s.

it's easy to just whack a fence up and what you buy is what you see, but the title says otherwise.

unfortunately, if the above scenario is your case, then building exclusive-use building over CP would be illegal from a titling and insurance POV.

you will need to make sure that you actually HAVE 400sqm of exclusive land to build on.

if you do, then you're only talking a party wall which is legal. however, all the new additions will need to contained inside your boundary, not by extending the party wall - possibly not even allowing extensions that include said party wall.

tricky one.  

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if the point of intersection was a carport that had no wall i.e. the roof straddled both boundaries, is it a case of the person that does the demolition has to build the wall for the roof that remains, then normal set backs apply for the new construction?  

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hegney tipped duplex halves in wembley downs by the way. I think duplex halves can be really good value for money - often going for block value. the market just sees them as "units"  

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The property e.g. 12A was advertised as 400sqm, when I did more research, all I could find was that 12A didn't exist, and The address number 12 was 800sqm (total) for both duplex halves. I'm a bit confused? So is that because it is an old strata plan? Would you need to turn it into a survey strata if you want to alter the property and have a definate boundary of your yard? I just read this document, so guessing that's what I'd have to do?? And risky if owner of other duplex half wasn't interested in going ahead. http://www.landgate.wa.gov.au/docvault.nsf/web/INF_DLI_Con_Convert_Strata_Survey/$FILE/INF_DLI_Con_Convert_Strata_Survey.pdf  

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Been attending to animals and kids and haven't read above replies, so if what I said doesn't make sense it means I'm totally confused!! Will get back to reading later on!  

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Aaron Sice said: ↑
^^^ must be.

these older style of developments usually had the house as your exclusive purchase, and all the land - including the driveway, back yard etc - around the pair of residences as CP.

obviously this is nuts, but welcome to the communist 60s.

it's easy to just whack a fence up and what you buy is what you see, but the title says otherwise.

unfortunately, if the above scenario is your case, then building exclusive-use building over CP would be illegal from a titling and insurance POV.

you will need to make sure that you actually HAVE 400sqm of exclusive land to build on.

if you do, then you're only talking a party wall which is legal. however, all the new additions will need to contained inside your boundary, not by extending the party wall - possibly not even allowing extensions that include said party wall.

tricky one.Click to expand...
Ok, thanks Aaron, it's a really odd asymmetrical shape, 60's duplex. Looks too messy!!


Ausprop said: ↑
hegney tipped duplex halves in wembley downs by the way. I think duplex halves can be really good value for money - often going for block value. the market just sees them as "units"Click to expand...
Great minds think alike. :D  

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INVSTOR said: ↑
The property e.g. 12A was advertised as 400sqm, when I did more research, all I could find was that 12A didn't exist, and The address number 12 was 800sqm (total) for both duplex halves. I'm a bit confused? So is that because it is an old strata plan? Would you need to turn it into a survey strata if you want to alter the property and have a definate boundary of your yard? I just read this document, so guessing that's what I'd have to do?? And risky if owner of other duplex half wasn't interested in going ahead. http://www.landgate.wa.gov.au/docvault.nsf/web/INF_DLI_Con_Convert_Strata_Survey/$FILE/INF_DLI_Con_Convert_Strata_Survey.pdfClick to expand...
I would also look at Dianella, the old established pocket there are some great opportunities, they don't come up that often, but if you know what to jump into you will be way ahead.

MTR  

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MTR said: ↑
I would also look at Dianella, the old established pocket there are some great opportunities, they don't come up that often, but if you know what to jump into you will be way ahead.

MTRClick to expand...
Thanks! I started researching about December last year. It's getting clear what I want, where, how but learning patience for what I'm after to come onto the market!  

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