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Sep 12th, 2023

We all know that understanding the intricate details of your property is crucial, especially when it comes to dealing with local councils. Consultants can play a role, but they shouldn’t be your sole reliance.

When a developer decides to take a council to court over a development approval, there’s more at play than just the potential uses of the land. The council tends to consider the broader neighborhood character, sparking a clash of perspectives.

Ever wondered what happens when a developer lodges a complaint with the council or takes a case to tribunal? It’s not uncommon in Victoria, but brace yourself – it’s a time-consuming and emotionally draining process. Some developers choose to bow out by selling the site, while others muster the courage to face the challenges head-on.

In this episode, Moss and Cheryl uncover the tales of the brave few who venture into the tribunal arena, seeking justice and approval. Drawing on their local council expertise, these planners offer insight into whether your application aligns with the regulations and neighborhood guidelines.

But hold on – there’s more to it than just town planning rules. Council regulations might hold more weight than the residential code itself, adding another layer of complexity.

Tune in now to uncover the lessons learned from the highs and lows of dealing with councils, tribunals, and the intricate world of property development. 

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Episode Highlights:

  • 00:00 Welcome to Helpmebuy Property Podcast
  • 02:38 How to Lodge a Complaint Against the Council
  • 05:41 Understanding Your Worst Case Scenario
  • 07:39 Going to the Council
  • 14:24 Taking Precedent Into Account
  • 15:58 Profitability and Holding Cost
  • 18:05 How Long Does It Take to Build a House?
  • 20:15 Words of Advice for Investors



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