Exploring Different Approaches to Investing in SDA Properties

By Uwe Jacobs

Discover Different Approaches to Investing in SDA Properties in our latest blog post. Dive deep into strategies, risks, and rewards to make informed investment decisions..

Investing in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) properties can be a rewarding venture that not
only generates attractive returns but also contributes to improving the lives of people with disabilities.
However, navigating the world of SDA investments requires understanding the different approaches
available. In this blog post, we will explore the three main options for investing in SDA properties,
discuss their pros and cons, and help you determine the best approach for your investment goals.

Modifying Existing Properties:

One approach to investing in SDA properties is to modify existing properties to meet the necessary SDA
standards. While this option may be the most complex, it offers the potential to leverage an existing
property in an area where NDIS properties are needed. By working with building contractors and
architects experienced in SDA modifications, you can ensure that the property meets the required
accessibility and functionality standards. However, it’s important to note that the extensive renovations with specified minimum refurbishment expenditure as per the NDIS pricing Arrangements are unlikely to make this option financially viable.

Purchasing Approved SDA Housing:

Another option is to purchase approved SDA housing that is already built and equipped to house NDIS
participants. This option provides a more straightforward path as the property is already compliant with
SDA standards. To find such properties, you can enlist the help of SDA providers and specialist real
estate agents. However, it’s worth noting that the supply of existing SDA properties is relatively low,
which means you may face difficulty finding the right property within your desired location.

House and Land Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Packages:

The third and most common option is to purchase a house and land package specifically designed as an
SDA property. This option offers a hassle-free way to invest in SDA properties and provides an
opportunity to contribute to increasing the overall supply of NDIS housing. With a house and land
package, you can collaborate with builders and developers who have expertise in constructing SDA-
compliant properties. This option allows you to have a new property built to meet the exact SDA
standards, ensuring it is attractive and suitable for potential tenants.

Choosing the Best Approach:

When deciding which approach is best for your SDA property investment, it’s crucial to consider factors
such as your budget, location, available properties, and your willingness to undertake renovations or
build from scratch. Each option has its own set of advantages and challenges, and what works for one
investor may not be the ideal choice for another.


Investing in SDA properties can provide both financial rewards and the satisfaction of making a positive
impact on the lives of people with disabilities. By exploring the different approaches to investing in SDA
properties, you can determine the best strategy that aligns with your goals and resources. Whether you
choose to modify existing properties, purchase approved SDA housing, or opt for a house and land
package, careful planning, research, and consultation with experts will ensure a successful investment
journey in the world of SDA properties.

Read next Essential Requirements for NDIS Property Investments

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