Buying Land - Things you need to know

Before you make the decision to buy any land you should be familiar with any legal instruments that are registered on its certificate of title, information that the local Council might have on the land and how it could be developed, used or subdivided in the future. We prepare scoping reports that give you this sort of information and more. Click on the link below to find out more.

Developing your land - Know the rules

All Councils have rules which set out what you are able to do on your land as of right and what things you require consent from them to do. Rules may relate to building location / design, vehicle access, parking, earthworks, heritage site, hazards, signs or any number of other areas of concern. We prepare scoping reports that let you know what the rules are and can make land use consent applications on your behalf. Click on the link below to find out more.

Can you subdivide your land?

All Councils have rules which tell you whether or not you can subdivide your land and how subdivisions are required to be designed if you can. In most cases you will require resource consent from Council before you will be able to subdivide. We prepare scoping reports that let you know what the rules are and can make subdivision consent applications on your behalf. Click on the link below to find out more.

Do you need a resource consent?

If you need to make an application for resource consent there are many legal processes, procedures, requirements and timeframes set by the Resource Management Act that applicants and Councils need to follow. Click on the link below to find out more.

How much will it cost you?

As an applicant you will be required to meet all of Councils actual or reasonable costs for processing consent applications and providing information to support your application. On top of this there will be development contributions payable and costs involved in meeting consent conditions. Click on the link below to find out more.

What are your rights?

The Resource Management Act sets out processes that Councils must follow when they are processing a resource consent application. As an applicant these processes can impose significant costs and time delays for what you are proposing to do. Click on the link below to find out more.