Dual Occupancy living

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In a property market where land prices have risen exponentially in recent years, dual occupancy development is an intelligent investment opportunity – increasing the block’s value by constructing two residences on the same site.

Whether you aim to use both properties for immediate returns on investment, or plan to build your own luxury home, as a dual occupancy specialist Marque will work with and for you, making the most of your development. Regardless of whether it’s your first property purchase or you’re an experienced investor, you’ll be delighted with the quality and livability of your dual occupancy development.

With premium finishes as our standard, you can control the level of luxury inclusions in each residence. We’ll also offer valuable insights into market trends in your area, ensuring your property is on par – if not superior to – other rental properties or homes for sale in your locality.

Often, potential investors initially worry that a dual occupancy residence means limited living space. We’re excited to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. Through clever design and thoughtful block optimisation, Marque dual occupancy developments are spacious, with practical storage spaces. And with thoughtfully created outdoor areas, you won’t even notice there are two dwellings on the same site.

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Before you build

Choosing a dual occupancy development for your site is an exciting decision that opens up many opportunities for your investment. But with so many opportunities, it can be overwhelming to know which direction to take. That’s why all Marque dual occupancy projects begin with a free consultation. We’ll get to know your desired outcomes and gain an understanding of your block’s unique requirements, and discuss how we can optimise your block, respectful of your budget.


Expert support

With a keen eye on the properties and developments in your area, and years of experience in property development, the Marque team members are the experts you can rely on for advice regarding any aspect of your property. Whether its floor plans, extra inclusions, interior design or appealing to market demand, we’ll give you honest and proven advice tailored to your circumstances – and we’ll start at our first, completely free, no obligation consultation.


Dual occupancy requirements

A dual occupancy development isn’t for everyone, or for every site. There are a number of considerations you will need to factor into your plans if you’re thinking of a dual occ property. Importantly: will your block support two residences while complying with your local council’s requirements? You may also need to consider demolition of a current building, and alternative accommodation during construction if this is your current home. We’ll assess your eligibility for dual occupancy and make the best recommendations for your needs.

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Here are some frequently asked questions about the dual occupancy process. Cant find what you are looking for? Contact us to discuss today.

How big does my block need to be for a dual occupancy development?

Your block needs to be 14 meters wide at least – this may be more depending on your local council’s requirements.

How long does it take to get a planning permit?

Acquiring a planning permit typically requires 4-6 months, depending on your local council.

Can Marque arrange demolition of an existing dwelling on my block?

We can arrange the demolition on your behalf, but this will be an additional cost.

What kind of block is most suitable for dual occupancy development?

We can suggest a design for all kinds of blocks, but a north/south orientation is ideal for dual occupancy developments.

Is landscaping included?

Landscaping is not a standard inclusion, but we can happily arrange landscaping at an additional cost.

How long does it take from start to finish?

You should expect approximately nine months for the planning and approvals phase, and another nine months for construction and finishing.

Do both residences need to be the same?

No, Each residence can have its own unique modifications and finishes – perfect for those living in one property and leasing or selling the other.