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What is a Subdivision?
Subdivision is the process of altering legal property boundaries. It usually involves the dividing of a property into smaller lots. It can also include the realignment of existing property lines or the consolidation of two or more lots into a single lot. The following are types of subdivision where approval of the Approving Officer is required:
- Adjusting lot boundaries between two or more lots;
- Creating several new lots from one or more lots;
- Creating lots in a bare land strata development;
- Creating strata lots through a phased strata plan;
- Subdivision of land the purpose of leasing for a term longer than 3 years;
- Air space parcel subdivisions; and
- Strata Conversion.
Only when the titles of the new parcel are registered in the Land Title Office, may the new lots be sold and the titles transferred to new owners.
Types of Subdivision
Any of the examples in the diagrams constitutes a subdivision, and, therefore, require approval from the Municipality.
Consolidating two or more properties into one lot
Adjusting or re-aligning an existing property line
Creating Several Properties from one or more existing properties
Creating Bareland strata lots from one or more existing properties