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The term 'Strata Titling' is now referred to in the Queensland land titling profession as 'Building Format Subdivision'.

Units are becoming increasingly popular in the property market as is the provision of multi-dwelling and unit constructions. Older units that have existed for some time as rental income to their owners are being subdivided for individual sale, and many newer buildings are being created for immediate sale after the buildings have been surveyed and plans drawn for the registration and titling of the individual units.

When do you need a building format survey?

To subdivide a lot creating separate titles over multiple buildings that have common areas or to subdivide the units within a high-rise building, a Building Format Survey is required. These developments contain an area of Common Property and are governed by a Body Corporate and a Community Management Statement (CMS). A surveyor can measure the units once constructed and prepare Exclusive Use Plans for certain areas for use by individual lots. For instance, a car space in the basement level can be identified on an exclusive use plan as being available only for use by a particular lot. Each Lot or Unit will typically have a dedicated car space identified on such a plan. This applies also for ground floor units with garden areas.

Our Experience

As licensed cadastral surveyors, we have been carrying out Building Format Surveys and preparing Plans for South East Queensland developers and unit owners since 1993. We are experienced with all the Departmental (Titles) requirements and have carried out many such surveys throughout the Brisbane, Logan, Redland, Moreton and Ipswich City Council areas. Working with the clients solicitors we are able to provide advice about such Schemes and to assist your solicitor in the preparation of the Community Management Statement (CMS).

Engage our experienced team for your next building format subdivision.

Client testimonials

  • East Coast Surveys (Aust) have been the surveyors for MSO Holdings since July 2011. Duing this time they have provided Surveying and Town Planning seryices for two subdivision projects. Whenever we have had a need for quick response their professionalism and promptness cannot be questioned and is a credit to their firm.

    - Mark S Smith (MSO HOLDINGS PTY LTD)

  • The surveyor, Mark, was professional, humble , amiable and accommodating. He had 3 decades of experience and it showed. However I was amazed at his people skills and patience. This experience exceeded both my and the Project Managers expectations.

    - Wayne J. Chandler

  • We engaged ECS to do the survey work for our subdivision and have been impressed with their high level of service and proactive approach not only doing the survey work, but seeing the lot sealing process through to its completion. They were always willing to go above and beyond and we really appreciated their experience and guidance through this process.

    - Kendrick & Benita

  • My experience with East Coast Surveys was professional and helpful from the first phone call to receiving my plans. When i called them i did not know which Survey i needed i was just told by my Architect to call a Surveyor and get my Land Surveyed. Paul was so helpful and the price was affordable

    - Chris (True Local)

  • I would like to thank Paul for all the help he gave me with my enquiries about future work. I would recommend East Coast Surveys to anyone considering development and reconfiguring of a lot. I will definitely be using your services again in the future. Very happy customer

    - Sue

  • We engaged East Coast Surveys to assist us with our Town Planning and Surveying to sub-divide our land and house. This was an extremely challenging project and was handled professionally and accurately by East Coast Surveys making my dealings with the whole team delightful. Each one of the team went above and beyond to assist us as first timers.

    - Vicki A.

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