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As a property developer or landowner, the first step in developing your land is subdividing it. You subdivide the property into several lots that you either rent, sell or award to shareholders. This process involves some legal steps and can be confusing. 

For this reason, you need to work closely with subdivision certifiers in your area. This aspect will help you speed up the subdivision certification process. However, this is not all. When subdividing your property, you need to be conscious. The rigidity of this process can be a costly affair if you are not careful. 

Here are some mistakes you should avoid in your property subdivision mission:

Rushing to sell the subdivided lots

No doubt, the first reason for subdividing your property is to sell it. You need to make a big return from your parcel. Due to this, many property owners buy and subdivide the land and sell it immediately. While this can be a nice idea, it limits your return. The property market is unpredictable meaning it can shift at any time. A land price can triple within six months. 

For this reason, rushing to sell the subdivided lots can deny you chances of making a good return from your property. Instead of rushing, you can opt to rent or lease the blocks. This step will ensure you have some returns as you wait for the market to change.  

Ignoring due diligence 

In a rush to make money from a property, many property developers throw caution out the window. You find a big land and buy it immediately without performing some background check. Taking such a step can land you in regrettable consequences. As you know, the authorities put a restriction on the kind of development that can take place in given areas. 

For example, you cannot build flats in given areas. If your dream is to develop such structures, you need to perform a thorough due diligence check.  Such a step will save you from buying land that does not align with your property development objectives.

Not working with the neighbors

Some property buyers do not have time for the neighbors. You get a land, buy, and fence it. No consultation with people living around it. In most cases, people make informal walkways in idle lands. The land may be the only access to your neighbor’s property. Also, there might be a road passing through your property without you being aware. 

By fencing your land and ignoring the neighbors, it will create a bad impression. The act can even lead to the denial of a subdivision certificate. So, consider consulting and working with neighbors before kicking off your subdivision process.  

Getting the wrong certifiers

Having a private certifier is a good idea when subdividing a property. But this can be the beginning of your suffering. With the property arena becoming an attractive niche, both legit and fake certifiers are on the rise. You will find a subdivision certifier in every area. 

For you to avoid regrets, it is important to choose one carefully. Otherwise, you will waste money and experience process delays when you pick the wrong subdivision certifier.  

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