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Steph Dowling explains four essential factors which need to be considered when beginning your house relocation project.

By: Steph Dowling

1 January 2018

When you embark on a house relocation project, whether it be buying a relocatable house for your land, sub-dividing your land and moving another house onto your site or even selling your old house for relocation, there are certain boxes that need to be ticked to get your project off the ground and to see it through to a successful completion.

Steph, from our Sales Hub team has helped lots of our clients start their house relocation project and has outlined a few of the things required to ensure your success.

Get Site Ready

The first thing you will want to find out is what you can and can’t do with your land and how many houses you can fit on your site.

Our Site Audit Report, completed by one of our architectural designers, will tell you this information and will set you up for the best next step for your project. To find out more visit our website: https://relocatablehouses.co.n... site-audit-reports/

Next Step: Finance

Once you understand the dos and don’ts of your land then you will want to ensure your finance is sorted and ready to roll.

To help get you in the best position to talk to your bank manager or mortgage broker, give us a call on 0800 572 3771 and ask us for a copy of our Pre-purchase Budget Checklist. We can even point you in the direction of a mortgage broker should you need one. The mortgage broker we work closely with has a great understanding of how to financially structure a house relocation project so that it works best for you.

‘The first thing you will want to find out is what you can and can’t do with your land and how many houses you can fit on your site’

Geotech Report

A Geotech Report is often a requirement of most local councils when submitting a building consent for the purposes of either moving a relocatable house onto your land or when building new.

A Geotech Report will essentially detail the specific building platform that is required for a house to be placed on, and the soakage requirements of, the land.

If your land is in the Waikato or Auckland regions, we can refer you to our preferred supplier for Geotech Reports. With a 10 working day timeframe and a discounted price for our clients, our Geotech supplier will ensure you get your report in a timely and costeffective manner.


Insurance. We all have it in some form in our lives and whilst we can often complain about seeing money leave our bank account for no apparent reason other than to cover an event that often will not occur, we at least know that our hard earned and worked for assets are protected.

Insurance for a house relocation is a must to cover the costs of any damages that may occur to the house during the preparation stage of the removal, the actual house move, and the building works required for when the house is down on piles up until a Code of Compliance Certificate is obtained.

We took years to find the best supplier of insurance for house relocation projects and have been working with the same brokers for the past seven years.

To find out more visit our website: https://relocatablehouses.co.n... insurance/relocation-insurance/

These are just four of the things to get sorted to ensure your house relocation project, land sub-division or onsite house shift is a success. For all the additional information you require, give us a call on 0800 572 3771 and we’ll send you a link to our online Buyer Education Centre.

Here’s to your success.

At The Relocatable House Co. we pride ourselves on the fact that we are a professional services firm in the house relocation industry. As a house relocation specialist, we can help you achieve your dreams of becoming a property investor, creating equity, sub-dividing your land and creating future income. Land research, project feasibility, house relocation, project management and architectural design services are all part of our expertise, enabling us to help you save money on demolition and bring you a step closer to your goals.


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