Subdivisions

Birch Surveyors have a can-do attitude, and many of our clients have obtained exceptional outcomes through our knowledge and expertise of the RMA and subdivision rules. Call into our offices and talk to our Surveyors in Pukekohe or Auckland (see our contact page for details) and discuss your subdivision with us.

See a few examples of our subdivisions on our project pages, and explore our website for information about the processes involved, and the terminology used. The side menu on this page provides some general information on when land can be subdivided, and the various costs that are likely to be involved in subdividing land.

How do you know if you can subdivide your land is answered on our page "How do I know if I can subdivide"

A subdivision is defined under S218 of the Resource Management Act. In general terms it is the splitting up of a parcel of land. This may occur by way of:

  • The issue of a separate title for part of that land.
  • By a lease for more than 35 years for part of a parcel of land.
  • By a Company lease or Crosslease for part of that land, or
  • By a Unit plan over part of that land.

Most people understand a subdivision as the creation of a new parcel of land with it's own certificate of title, but it does include any of the four methods above.

A number of subdivisions do not result in the creation of additional titles, but are simply an adjustments or relocations of existing titles.

Any subdivision requires the consent of the local council, no matter how minor, and this is achieved by submitting an application for subdivision consent to the Council.

We have published a pamphlet called "Subdivision - understanding the process". This explains in more details how Birch Surveyors Ltd manage the subdivision process for you to ensure that the best possible consent is obtained, and assists with explaining some of the terms commonly used in the subdivision process.

Click on our logo to download a pamplet on the process of subdivision BSL logo

Please contact us for further details on subdivisions.