There are three things to consider when looking at a Battle Axe Subdivision
1. Effective Area
The area you can build on minus (-) the access leg. This is the build-able area of the block from a livability point of view. It generally starts at the truncation or bend in the fence. People can get mentally tricked when buying lots like this. They see a 450m² block, but do not realise that 55m² of that area is possibly on the access leg. This means that they really have only 395m² to build on and a large driveway that has little or no use except for vehicle traffic.
2. Access Leg Area
This is the area of the vehicle access leg up until the bend in the fence, more commonly known as the “Truncation”.
3. Total Area
The combined area of the access leg and the effective area that can be built on. These combined areas are what make your lot valuable, as you will be selling by the m² and the average buyer only focuses on the total area when making a purchase of the land you may be selling.
Pros of Survey Strata
Subdivision with Battle Axe
- Each lot is completely independent of the other
- No strata meetings required
- No strata/common property insurance
- Driveways can go down to 3m if existing house to remain (not all Areas)
- Preferred type of Subdivision
- Potential to earn more per m² than selling with common property subdivision
- No Common Property
Cons of Survey Strata Subdivision with Battle Axe
- Having to live behind another house with no street frontage
- May have to allow front lot to use your driveway depending on title requirements
- Loss of land in driveway access minimising your actual build area on the back
- Potentially difficult vehicular access, especially with a 3m wide driveway