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Bare land checklist
- Any Rights of Way that may affect you or surrounding property
- Entranceways formed or do they require culverts/upgrading etc?
- Good boundary fencing?
- Further internal fencing required?
- Usually the vendor is responsible for all costs associated with subdivision
- From resource consent being granted it can take up to or in some instances more than six months until issue of Title
- Settlement occurs upon title issue in most cases
- Check services to be supplied and easements to be created
- Check land covenants
- Cost of earthworks required (if any)?
- Retaining walls required?
- Required distance from boundary for buildings?
- Engineer’s report?
- Check with local Council for requirements
- Planting to enhance – prior to building
- Wind protection required?
- Required for run-off or for flat land?
- Bore on property?
- Easement from neighbours bore, dam or spring?
- Cost of putting down your own bore?
- Cost of rainwater storage tanks?
- Cost, location, associated costs of reticulation, pumps, power, tanks, troughs?
- Water meters, usage (domestic, stock, gardens, toilet, irrigation) cost of sharing electricity to pump and maintenance?
- Alternative water supply – natural spring, dams/ponds
- Location of nearest transformer?
- Distance to house site, sufficient power supply, easements required
- Alternative power supplies such as solar or wind.
- Three phase or single phase power available?
- Availability of phone lines
- Mobile reception
- Internet access – cable or wireless
- Broadband capabilities
- TV reception
- Full list should be supplied or available through lawyer
- Ensure you can meet requirements
- What else is happening in immediate surrounds?
- Buildings, plantings, activities
- Inclusive or exclusive?
- Will you be claiming GST?
- Are you GST registered?
- Zero rated supply