Hidden In Your Backyard

HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you have a reasonable size block with 4 metres between one side of the house and the boundary, then you can do something like the image below.

Le Mottee Group - Hidden In Your Backyard options

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

What do I look for when buying a property?

What if I need an Easement?

How do I defer costs until after I have a sale?

To find out how much money is hidden in your backyard, make an appointment with us to get the answers to these questions.

A half hour chat could make you hundreds of thousands of dollars!

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WHAT CAN I DO IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH LAND?

Minimum Lot sizes change from Council to Council and even from area to area within a Council.

Other rules can also apply like the minimum width of Lots, the minimum width of driveways and the way Lot sizes are calculated.

IE is the area in a battle-axe handle included in the Lot area or not?

The following diagrams are just some of the tips and tricks to help you create a lot, build a Granny Flat or maybe a Dual Occupancy.

Different examples

The images below are all examples of things that can be done when you don’t think you have enough room.

Example 1

You’ve established that your parcel of land is big enough to be subdivided into two lots. However, the existing dwelling is only 3 metres from the side boundary. To meet council requirements, it must be a minimum of 4 metres to create access through a Right Of Way (R.O.W). So to overcome this hurdle you could approach your neighbour about creating an easement on 1 metre of their land to allow for the R.O.W to have access to the backyard.

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Example 2

In this scenario, both existing dwellings (yours and the neighbours dwelling) are too close to the boundary to allow for the minimum 4 metre Right Of Way (R.O.W) to create access to the rear of the yard. You could approach your rear neighbour about creating an easement for the R.O.W (Solution 1). Alternately, both you and your neighbour could share the costs to get access to the rear of both lots (Solution 2).

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Le Mottee Group - Hidden In Your Backyard options

Odd Shape Lot Options

Odd shape Lots can still be utilised for the purposes of Dual occupancies, Granny Flats or subdivision.

The following pages show some examples of odd shaped Lots that have successfully been used for those purposes.

Le Mottee Group - Hidden In Your Backyard options
Le Mottee Group - Hidden In Your Backyard options