Dual Occupancy

Dual occupancy

Build for your family and your future with our duplex and dual occupancy packages.

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Duplex versus dual occupancy

Buildtoday has both duplex and dual occupancy floorplans, but what’s the difference between them?

Duplex

duplex

Standard duplexes are two separate homes under one roof that have a dividing wall down the middle. Duplexes are considered two dwellings and are therefore listed with separate titles. This means that they can be bought and sold separately.

dual occupancy

Dual occupancy homes are similar to duplexes, and are sometimes two separate homes or sometimes a shared living arrangement with two living spaces. Dual occupancy differs to duplexes in that they are on one land title and can therefore only be bought or sold as one large individual property.

The ultimate family living solution

If you’ve got a large or extended family under the one roof, dual occupancy living is a great idea. With the extra space and separate living areas, a duplex or dual occupancy home can keep you close to your loved ones without trying to squeeze everyone into a smaller house.

Plus, many of our customers split the cost of building with another family member, and then they each take half of the space. That’s a great solution that makes the property more affordable for both of you, and with multiple income streams paying for everything, it can be easier to achieve lending approval.

6 reasons to choose dual living

affordability

Get together with family or a friend to split the cost of the home. Both of you get a completed house for less than it would cost to build separately. If you choose a duplex, you can still sell your half and move on whenever you’re ready!

location

Dual occupancy homes usually need a bigger block, but if you’re splitting the cost with someone else then you can find an amazing spot without breaking the bank.

space

Double the living space means dual occupancy homes are always pretty big. And with duplexes you get an affordable, full-size house that doesn’t sacrifice on space.

no body corporate

You get an affordable property and squeeze more out of the block without needing to pay body corporate fees.

privacy

privacy

With only one neighbour to worry about, dual occupancy homes are much more private than other alternatives.

investment

A popular choice for investors, with dual living you can stay in one half and convert your extra space into rental income. You get to dip your toes in investing without needing to buy a second property.

get a leg up on investing

Dual living is ideal for a lot of families, and it’s a great way to get started with property investment that’s more affordable and less risky.

Many of our customers build a duplex so they can live in one side while renting out the other, and others build them solely as investments. With dual occupancy homes bringing in two lots of rent, they’re often easy to positively gear, which means your renters are paying you more than your mortgage actually costs.

interested in dual living?

Your city council will have its own regulations around building duplexes and dual occupancy homes. Get in touch with us below to find out what the rules are in your area!

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