Dual Occupancy

What is Dual Occupancy?

  • Dual occupancy developments occur when two dwellings are built on a single lot. In the case of Melbourne residential zoning, dual occupancy is defined as a purely residential state, an event where, as one common example illustrates, a second home could be built within the lot boundary.


1. What is the Dual Occupancy building process? 

  • From an initial discussion, your Arlington Homes will work closely with you to advise on expected timelines for pre-construction and construction.

A. What’s involved in the planning process?

  • Arlington Homes takes the headaches out of the planning process. It begins with ensuring all the due diligence has been completed prior to any deposit to ensure the process is concluded in a timely manner. 

B. How long does construction take?

C. How do I know if my land is suitable for a Dual Occupancy development?

  • Our team of specialists will review the site for you and let you know if the site is suitable. Simply send through the title documents or section 32 at no initial cost*

D. How much does it cost to build a Dual Occupancy home?

  • Our offer includes complete Project Management of your development. This will include an individual that will take you through the consultation, pre-construction and construction phases. 

E. Can I inspect my new development/s as its getting built?

  • We provide scheduled site meetings with our supervisor including building activity reports based on a project management system.

F. How do I apply for Dual Occupancy?

  • Our team will assist you through the entire Dual Occupancy application and construction phase. If you are interested in starting the process, simply call David Caruana on 0420 782 315 for a consultation.

Is there a follow up after handover?

  • Our mission to inspire, nurture and develop our customers’ wonderful journey that is building. We exist to create experiences where passion and purpose connect, only then can we display these efforts to our customers. We want to make sure you are completely satisfied with the building experience. This means after three months our team will discuss with you any follow up matters that need to be addressed.



2. Property Development 

Melbourne’s land value continues to progress upwards and the smart option has been shown to be Dual Occupancy building. This allows owners to maximise the space on their land to achieve the biggest financial return. Families are choosing to live in one dwelling and rent or sell the second, this strategy is getting the limelight for all the right reasons.


Advantages of a dual occupancy build

– Maximisation of land 

Dual occupancy designs are becoming increasingly popular for the money saved on construction and their potential for greater return on investment. Several benefits are associated with these types of investment properties, the main factor being the ability to maximise the potential of one block of land.

– Improved cash flow

This means improved cash flow and reduced maintenance costs, a smart decision for investors seeking to grow their property portfolio.

– Streamlined process

Developing a duplex property means that you are only dealing with one building company ensuring all council and building administration are completed together.




Contact us to get started

If you would like to start the conversation with Arlington Homes on building your dream duplex property, or have any other questions, feel free to get in contact with our friendly team of staff.

Fill out an enquiry form on our contact page or give us a call on (03) 9375 4194 and we will be happy to assist you with your enquiries.