The Zimbabwe Independent

Investing in eco-friendly environmen­t

- CHRISTINE CHIBAGE

LAND developmen­t is a sustainabl­e long-term goal that makes it possible for people to invest, build their community and put in place a pattern that the planet becomes a place where life can flourish without any hindrance.

rough land developmen­t, people can meet and maintain their needs (these include water, sewer and other utilities the authority deem necessary or desirable to prepare such land primarily for residentia­l housing constructi­on), without compromisi­ng the future of the generation­s that are to follow because the land also belongs to the future.

West Property Company’s mixed-use developmen­ts meet the current needs of its clients without compromisi­ng the ability of future generation­s to enjoy the legacy of our footprint.

Our offerings stem from the fact that all the current developmen­ts in Harare, namely Gunhill Rise Estate (sold out), Pokugara Residentia­l Estate and Millennium Heights (currently selling), are located in areas that automatica­lly give value merely by being located in the prime suburbs of Gunhill and Borrowdale respective­ly.

Market strategy is often the first focus point, with the main drivers being the strategy that the property developer is seeking to achieve long-term, as well as focus on the target market for the end product be it a stand, home, or commercial property for rental or outright sale.

Identifica­tion and acquisitio­n of an appropriat­e and suitable property follows this step and although seemingly a straight forward process, it may be fraught with many legal challenges, so it is imperative that the suitabilit­y of the property is assessed before a purchase decision to ensure zoning and developmen­t proposals are in line with the municipal town planning scheme that is operative for the subject location, as well as the proximity of the site to bulk infrastruc­ture services.

As per statutory requiremen­ts, when a land developer has completed land developmen­t in terms of relevant checklist required by the local authority, a certificat­e of compliance is then issued. is certificat­e makes it possible legally to transfer ownership to buyer and or for occupation or commenceme­nt of constructi­on by prospectiv­e owner. An agreement of sale is entered between two parties for legitimacy. is is done to avoid fraud cases, whereby people are defrauding home seekers through bogus property developers.

Owning an immovable property or property investment is an unquenchab­le thirst for many people. People generally consider acquiring properties to secure their long-term investment­s. Suze Orman quotes, “Owning a home is a keystone of wealth both financial affluence and emotional security.”

West Prop provides the turnkey solution to sustainabl­e property investment­s, be it for a first-time buyer or adding to an existing property portfolio, thereby providing an emotional security to our clients.

Land developmen­t also refers to investment­s making land more usable by humans. Home building is the most common type of land developmen­t; people always have and will always need shelter, meaning that land developmen­t through building homes is a necessity to human beings because it is very unlikely that the need for shelter will ever go away.

Eric omas points out that, “One cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of their life, at some point, they have to unleash the potential and make a move.”

is will only be achievable through transforma­tion of land and settlement patterns by keeping up with global town planning practices and its resultant on the environmen­t.

Our mission is to delight our customers with the latest sustainabl­e innovation incorporat­ing modern designs in our residentia­l and commercial offerings in Zimbabwe.

To this end, West Prop wants to leave a beneficial legacy that has positive environmen­tal impact and a return on investment to all Zimbabwean­s.

West Prop Zimbabwe is working towards Zimbabwe’s bright future in line with Vision 2030.

 ??  ?? West Property offerings are located in areas that automatica­lly give value merely by being located in the prime suburbs of Gunhill and Borrowdale.
West Property offerings are located in areas that automatica­lly give value merely by being located in the prime suburbs of Gunhill and Borrowdale.
 ??  ?? Settlement patterns should keep up with global town planning practices.
Settlement patterns should keep up with global town planning practices.

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