Spiltting a Duplex - Posted by Walter Nickie Collins

Posted by David Krulac on July 06, 2002 at 13:45:31:

first check with your municipal government, city, town, etc. they probably have specific rules. In general most places require that all the utilities including water and sewer be seperated. secondly most places would want a subdivision plan filed and approved. If the subdivided parcels do not conform with the current ordinance including such things as side setbacks, also front and rear, off street parking, or maximum improved coverage of the land, then you would also need a variance. In some places this is easy, in other places next to impossible.

David Krulac
Central Pennsylvania

Spiltting a Duplex - Posted by Walter Nickie Collins

Posted by Walter Nickie Collins on July 06, 2002 at 11:44:54:


Does anyone have any information on selling a duplex; each side individually. I understand , or assume that I will have to get a new survey done, but not sure how you deal with common area issues, such as the roof. Also this unit has only 1 water meter for both units. Electric/Gas is metered for each unit. Lawn has a sprinkler system metered off the back unit.

Would appreciate any imput.



Re: Spiltting a Duplex - Posted by GL(ON)

Posted by GL(ON) on July 07, 2002 at 05:43:41:

Check your deed. There is a possibility they are already 2 separate lots on one deed.

If not you will have to check with the town about getting a severance. As you are only dividing one lot into 2 you will not require a plan of subdivision.

It is also possible to sell the 2 halves separately while both are on one lot. Condo townhouses are sold this way all the time.