Dual Occupancy FAQ’s

A dual occupancy is made up of two dwellings (whether attached or unattached) on a single property. A dual occupancy is commonly known as a duplex.

dual occupancy faqs

I want to build a dual occupancy – where do I start?

Our teams of experts are a one-stop shop for your dream development. We’ll help from selecting the right property, manage the building permit application to project managing construction.

What tools are available to help?

Our team consists of buyer’s agents, experienced developers, licensed builders, architects, demolition contractors, mortgage brokers and surveyors whom assist in reducing risk and costly mistakes. We are there to guide you through the process and keep you updated with the progress of your project.

When do you subdivide the property?

We must prove to the council that the proposed dwelling works with the planning guide lines meeting council expectorations. After a successful process of obtaining a town planning permit, the subdivision process can begin.

Can We Get A Dual Occupancy home anywhere?

The short answer is “No”.  State and local Council regulations, Planning overlays, existing vegetation, slope of the land or title restrictions such as single dwelling covenants can make the development of some land not possible.

Is an investor required to use any particular financier, solicitor or property manager?

No. Wise Real Estate Advice will provide referrals to the best professionals to assist clients in achieving the best possible finance approvals and make the most of their investments.

What key criteria should I consider?

All you need to do is have your finance approved, sit back and relax, we take care of the whole process from finding the right property, design to completion, on budget, on time.

How long is the average development take?

The average development takes approximately two years.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions regarding dual occupancy, call us on 1300 00 9473.

Case Study: 2 Lot Subdivision in Melbourne. Construction of a two bedroom back yard dwelling.

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