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Aug 21, 2019

Aston Homes – Understanding Easements

Aston Homes – Understanding Easements

The Aston Homes team hope that you’re enjoying our blog series detailing the unique process involved in building our beautiful homes. Today, the Aston Homes team are back to share our knowledge on easements. Enjoy as our team explain what easements are and how they may impact on the construction of your new home. Read on!

What is an easement?

An easement is an area of land registered on your property title which gives another party the right to use the land for a specific purpose, even though they are not the landowners. Councils and authorities may access an easement to maintain, install, replace or upgrade essential service structures such as pipes, drains and cables. If you have an easement on your property it will be clearly marked on the certificate of title.

What restrictions are placed around easements?

As your local council will need to access the easement from time to time, accessibility must be considered when planning a new build. Building over essential infrastructure such as drains and sewerage systems will not only prevent contractors from accessing the site, it can also be dangerous. If you are building within a metre of an easement, prior approval must be granted by the local council.

What does the Aston Homes process involve?

If you’re not sure whether there is an easement or important infrastructure on or near your property, get in touch. We’ll help you to best understand the requirements on your certificate of title and identify which council we’ll need to connect with to secure your planning permits. Depending on the development type and asset location, there are different forms and processes — we’ll select the one most appropriate to your new build project!

The Aston Homes team hope you enjoy a deeper understanding of the Aston Homes building process! Have questions? Our team are happy to talk you through any lingering queries regarding our work. We’re available to chat on 1300 060 908 or visit us at