If you ask a random person on the streets of Brisbane what sets of laws they find the most confusing, chances are they’ll say tax, property, and labour. However, only one of these three deals with a physical object, making their impact harder and faster than the other two. Improperly filling out the requirements to acquire or maintain a property may cause you to forfeit it. This is a problem considering that acquiring a property takes a lot of financial planning, licensing, and due diligence. Get advice on the best strategy to acquire a property in Brisbane with help from a lawyer.
The work doesn’t end there, though. If you bought a plot of land and want to develop it into a commercial structure, you need a development application. This application will serve as a collective document that shows all relevant information in order for the local council to assess the proposed development.
The development application does not restrict itself to construction projects, but is required for things like plumbing and drainage work as defined under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA).
‘Properly’ made Applications
Property lawyers use stress on the term properly as it denotes an actual process that must be followed in order for it to be effective. It dictates that all applications must get to the assessment manager, in the approved forms, accompanied by the relevant fee, land owners’ written consent, and supporting information the forms say are mandatory.
A proper application will run less risk of refusal and enjoy a reduced timeline for the processing of the application. Properly made applications also eliminate the need for you to file a secondary application for a development permit after you gain preliminary approval.
The Brisbane City Council has many resources available to the public to ensure that people make their applications properly. A checklist is also available upon request, detailing all you need to know about getting started with a properly made application.