Post # 1
My hubby and I just bought a block of land in NSW, Australia. We bought it as an investment and might subdivide it or build on it later. We may live there in the future.
We want to be neighbourly and, because we might have some geotech engineers or council inspectors etc on the land, we’d like to let the neighbours know how to get in touch if they have any concerns. However, because it’s a block of land, we aren’t going to be around all the time to “happen” to run into people or to wave at them when we walk by.
I was thinking that maybe we could drop a cute “hello” card into their letterboxes, letting them know we are the new owners and giving them our mobile phone numbers in case they want to get in touch. Is that weird? What do you think is a good way for us to put a face to the block of land (so to speak).
This topic was modified 5 years ago by Ms.V.
Post # 2
I think that’s a charming idea, congrats on your land purchase!
Post # 3
Ok I’m an aussie and I would find it weird if the owners of the vacant block of land next to us dropped us a line, though it would make it easier to harrass them about cutting their grass rather than contacting the council. To me I expect builders, surveyors or inspectors to drop by but I wouldn’t expect the owners to contact me unless it was about fencing or some other issue (like notice of intent to subdivide). I would wait until you start building before trying to establish a relationship with your neighbours.
Post # 4
Maybe stop by the Aussie equivalent of the country sheriff’s office and leave your info.
Also, when you are there, if you stop at the local coffee shop where all the locals hang out, you can get to know people that way.
Post # 5
jily: Thanks! It’s very exciting for us!
Thanks. Hahaha, I knew it was a strange proposition – I would think it was weird too if someone dropped a note in our mailbox! Just didn’t want to seem like we’re not neighbourly. You’re right though. It’s probably best to wait until we move in there. Before then, I guess I’ll just smile, waive and introduce myself to whomever I see when I’m on-site 🙂
That’s a great tip! Although, there is no cafe / strip of shops in the suburb we bought.