4 Lensham Place,
ARMADALE

3 Beds
1 Bath
3 Cars
Sold $510,000

R40 ZONING - AN IMMACULATE HOME ON 721SQM

This is a quality-built three-bedroom home on a 721sqm block, zoned R40. Do I really need to say any more than that? Probably not, but I will.

Set in a cul-de-sac location, this well-built, beautifully presented three-bedroom home is a tremendous opportunity for anyone wanting a great place to live with a great future.

The home was built in the 1970s back when homes were made to last and things were done right. The floor plan is practical with good-sized bedrooms and a large lounge room and activity room.

OUTSIDE
The big shed offers plenty of space for storage or workshop activities. You can get building stuff, fixing stuff, storing stuff. Whatever your stuff is, you can do it here. The block has huge potential because, being zoned R40, you can subdivide this (subject to approval).

TELL ME ABOUT THE R40 THING
This isn't an extract from the planning guidelines, but it's a rough guide to how it all works. Definitely ask a town planner before making a decision about any property that you may want to subdivide because they're able to give advice; the following is just a broad explanation of things.

So, if you look at most properties around and check the zoning, you'll normally see something like R15/25 or R25/40. Basically, the way the zoning bit works is that each code has some minimum requirements you need to meet if you want to subdivide. The most significant starting point is the minimum size of the new lot you want to create. With the "something"/"something" zoning, you can potentially subdivide at the requirements of the larger number (meaning a smaller lot size, which means you have a better chance of subdivision being approved). If it's got the "slash" in the zoning, it means you need to apply to the council and THEN apply to the Western Australian Planning Commission. It's kind of like asking Dad and then being told to ask your Mother. When you see a straight R40 zoning, it means Dad said yes, and that's that, no need for two levels of agreement. Under the R40 guidelines, your minimum lot size is 180sqm.

SO, CAN I SUBDIVIDE THIS?
Well, I'm not a town planner, so I'm not able to give too much info on that. I don't know if you can retain and build or what you might do here. But basically, at R40, you can subdivide a block this large. Can you do it on this property? Check it out for yourself by calling The City of Armadale (08)93945000 or a reputable town planning company. All I will say is that it's good news for the long-term value of your property, and if you're smart, you will check it out! From my measuring (but I'm not a licenced surveyor) if you keep the patio on the house, there is about 270sqm available at the rear.

WHERE IT IS
Superbly close to Armadale Town Centre, with so many shops, cafes, restaurants, cinema and more. There's also the train station just up the road; this is an extremely practical place to live! The neighbourhood is great, and I reckon if you ran an age survey on the people in the area, anyone under 50 might look like a kid because there are a lot of senior folk in the area. It's close to Dale Cottage's retirement village, meaning you don't have too many "yahoos" living in the area.

WHAT NEXT
Great properties like this are few and far between, so hit the email agent section right now, and we will contact you to make a time for you to view this property for yourself.

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Mark Grogan
Mark Grogan
Residential Sales Consultant