Unit title subdivisions define ownership of different parts of a building and associated areas, combining exclusive and shared ownership. These developments consist of principal units (e.g. apartments), accessory units (e.g. balconies, carparks, gardens), and common property (e.g. driveways, stairwells.
UT developments require a Body Corporate to manage them, and are becoming increasingly common as density increases in major centres around New Zealand. Civix has successfully delivered numerous unit title subdivisions ranging from a few units to more than a hundred units in both standard and staged configurations.
Unit titles are particularly beneficial when a development involves changes in ownership at different vertical levels. Unfortunately, they have suffered from a degree of bad publicity in the past and a significant portion of this may be somewhat unwarranted. Many of the issues in the 1990s and 2000s stemmed from inadequacies in previous Building Codes, and the general frustrations typically relate more to common ownership than they do unit titles themselves.
The legislation that underpins unit titles helps protect the owners, providing a robust framework that clarifies how these developments need to be managed. While paying Body Corporate levies can be dissuading at first, these fees often cover many things that you'd be paying for anyway if you live in an average detached house and hold a fee simple title (albeit without the hassle of having to organise it all yourself). Similar costs can almost certainly be expected under a standard fee simple arrangement for a modern terraced development.
We are excited to see the AGE School located on the corner of Lake and Sanders in Takapuna being recognised for an award after Civix were involved in getting the school established. Another great design from CASA.
Green Gorilla Ltd (GRP Ltd) had taken over the site at 1153A Rotowaro Road, Glen Afton in 2021 for use as a cleanfill and construction and demolition ( C&D) waste fill facility, and has since vastly improved the use of the site and its associated effects on the environment. They intend to continue to improve the operations on the site while also expanding the operation to provide for the deposition of cleanfill and C&D, being an increasingly valuable and required service for the constantly expanding construction sector.
The current consent for construction and demolition and cleanfill had expired. Civix Planners are now working through Resource Consent to expand and optimise their operations.
Another high-quality construction project delivered by the team at A&A Fotheringham Builders Limited alongside Civix Limited. Civix has been involved since inception, delivering resource consent, engineering approval, site supervision and finally title creation.
CIVIX obtained a non-notified resource consent for a new 7-unit development on Mount Eden Road in Three Kings. Supporting Engineering Plan Approval and associated engineering approvals followed.
In quick time - Civix planners, engineers and surveyors obtained non-notified resource consent for a new greenfield residential subdivision to establish 133 terrace houses in the fast growing Flatbush community.
Another successful project! Civix recently obtained resource consent approval for thirty-four dwellings, across three adjacent sites within the Mixed House Zone. The development is split into six blocks and includes associated access and parking.
Civix is pleased to have obtained resource consent for 15 new terraced dwellings impressively designed by Chris Tate Architecture in the heart of Remuera.
Kauri Timber Building Digital marketing - Civix recently gained consent to convert the static sign to a digital billboard on the historic Kauri Timber Building. The billboard will incorporate heritage imagery and public announcements along with third party advertising.
Civix obtained resource consent approval for 59 dwellings consisting of a mix of 1-3 bedroom units across five adjacent sites in Te Atatu Peninsula. This comprehensive development is split into 13 blocks and includes associated access and parking located through the middle of the site.
For private land developments, Civix Town Planners, Chartered Engineers and Licensed Cadastral Surveyors have got you covered from the initial site visit through to council sign off.Contact Us