Today we are continuing the series published last week dedicated to saving subdividers from possible property disaster.
As I explained last week, this post should be seen as an important “refresher course” for those of you readers who’ve been around the block once or twice – and as a potential life-saver for those who haven’t pulled the trigger on their first deal.
So what is this all about?
Well, as you probably know, there are A LOT OF HOOPS to jump through in a property subdivision. Many are confusing, many are time-consuming, and all them are required in order to complete a successful, profitable subdivision.
And the most significant, most confusing, most critical hoop of all is…
…the one that’s the difference between developing a profitable subdivision and being stuck with a block of dirt that doesn’t earn you a cent… is…
Obtaining the coveted development approval from council!
So I reached out to my friend Craig Christie, owner/director of ASI Planning. I always prefer to know what the people I deal with look like as it gives me a feeling of “knowing them” a little bit. So for your benefit if you’re like me, this is Craig:
Now that you know Craig, here’s what you really need to know about him: He’s an award-winning town planner who really, truly knows subdivisions. In fact, what Craig doesn’t know about obtaining development approval from council is not worth knowing!
OK, so in Part 1 of (published last week) Craig discussed how to:
- Hire a qualified town planner
- Be aware of the risks
- Respect your town planner
- Learn from your town planner
And today I bring you Craig’s next tips for guaranteeing your next subdivision is a “money-in-the-bank” one: