• To further divide something that has already been divided. As it relates to real estate, to subdivide property is to split a tract into two or more lots.

split, housing subdivision, housing development

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Acre Definition,
    • 43,560 square feet. A plot of land 180 by 242 feet is one acre.
  • Boundary Definition,
    • The line dividing adjacent properties.
  • Contiguous Lots Definition,
    • Pieces of real estate that are next to each other.
  • Investment Property Definition,
    • Property bought with the hope of it making money.
  • Land Definition,
    • The solid ground of the earth. This can include everything under it and over it. For example, Condominium Acts do divide land horizontally thereby limiting the vertical ownership.
  • Land Lot Definition,
    • A piece of land owned by an individual or entity.
  • Plat Definition,
    • A map that shows a parcel of land and how it is subdivided into individual lots. Plat maps also show the locations of streets and easements.
  • Zoning Definition,
    • Areas within a city limits in which certain types of land uses are allowed. For example, a zoning ordinance might permit houses but not factories in a neighbourhood.
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