Land

If you’re selling land with a potential development opportunity, there’s a big difference between how conventional property transactions and a land sales are handled. Yes, most estate agents could offer to market your site, but only an agent like us, with a dedicated Land & New Homes department, will do your site justice.

At Homes, we’ll maximise your land’s value – whether a small or large site. We understand the various stages of the planning process and how each can have a huge impact on your returns. Working closely with you, we’ll be able to negotiate with potential developers in a way which they’ll understand and respond to positively.

Homes Builder & Developer Network

Thanks to our network of house builder and new homes developer contacts, it’s highly likely that we already know a number of parties who’ll be very interested in exploring your land’s potential. Our team knows how to value land accurately, thanks to their extensive local specialised knowledge and also our exclusive access to the leading land insight technology and local sales data.

Importantly, your site is probably going to appeal to developers that are looking to onwardly sell and/or let the properties, once the build is completed. At Homes, we are the area’s leading Residential Sales agent and, coupled to our Regional Lettings office, we’re really well placed to handle this too. All this makes it even more attractive to developers, as we can offer them an all-embracing, one-stop sales package.

Finally, because we’re members of the UK’s Land & New Homes Network, our reach is nationwide. We enjoy great relationships with non-competing agents, as well as leading architects and planners. So, if you instruct us to sell your land, you’ll be dealing with experienced experts at every step of the way, under the guidance of our local team on your doorstep!

Next step ... simply contact us!

Call our Land & New Homes team on 01420 593900 or email us at lnh@homesea.co.uk

The 5 Stages of Developing Land

Developing land is generally a 5 stage process. Whether you’re already well-informed, or just curious about the whole process, we can guide along the way to a successful outcome.

Whether you have a large garden, possess land that could form a land assembly with other neighbours, own commercial premises or strategic land on ‘edge of settlement’, or a site with planning history, there are many options open to you – and our land experts can help you maximise the value of your asset.

And if you’re thinking: ‘What’s my land worth?’, when it comes to value, the best returns are typically achieved by obtaining planning permission to develop on land. ‘Planning granted’ can be challenging to achieve and it often requires experience, technical knowledge and a great deal of tenacity. This is just one of the areas where we can help.

If you’re selling land, you’re in the driving seat. You can choose the route that is most suited to you; we can support you with advice to apply for planning yourself, or alternatively we could guide you through the process of selling to a house builder or developer. It’s worth bearing in mind that there are further valuable options if you choose this route and we can suggest the best one to suit your needs and expectations.

We work with house builders, planning consultants, architects and developers across the UK and can help you achieve the very best price within your timescales.

It all begins with a conversation. Planning refused? Planning submitted? Planning granted? Tell us where you are today and we’ll help you reap the rewards tomorrow.

Getting to this stage is no mean feat – congratulations! The next few months may be nail biting, but as long as you have engaged with the local authority positively (hopefully with a ‘pre app’) and are working with the right architects and planning consultants, you should be on the right track.

When thinking about your future plans, our fresh thinking and local connections can help you plot a path to profit sooner than you might have thought.

Firstly, we can provide development consultancy advice, including pricing and market research, in readiness for when you obtain planning. Secondly, you may be reviewing whether you will ultimately develop the site or perhaps consider selling the land on.  It’s worth bearing in mind that many house builders will work in partnership with landowners to ensure that a planning application is one that, once approved, will appeal to a house builder or end user.

Let’s have a confidential, no obligation discussion to explore the various options open to you. We’re here to help.

Having a planning application refused can seem like the end of your journey, but it’s often just the start. We can help you take things in a new direction.

There are several routes to follow. Firstly, you could submit a planning appeal, or you can take a more measured approach and consider the reasons for the refusal. Very often a planning decision notice with a refusal will give you the guidance needed to overcome the most pressing issues and once these have been dealt with, a subsequent application won’t be too harshly contested.

A high proportion of planning applications are refused first time, so please don’t give up. We can help you reappraise the scheme, and perhaps help you find a buyer who will take on the challenge of getting the planning consent themselves. Alternatively, you may find yourself working in collaboration with a potential buyer on the basis that, once the planning application is granted, they’ll proceed with the purchase.

The bottom line here is not to give up. We can give you the answers and support you need, and all it takes is a conversation. Speak to our team today.

Firstly: WELL DONE! Your perseverance has paid off and now is the perfect time to review your options. You have an asset which is hugely valuable and appealing to many house builders and developers, who typically don’t have the time and resources to speculate on buying land on a ‘subject to planning’ basis.

You may well be wondering whether to build the consented scheme yourself or sell the site on. At this stage, its best to get an up-to-date land valuation – one that considers the recently-achieved planning consent – as well as an appraisal on the value of the new build units so that you can understand the gross development value.

It may well be that it makes financial sense to cash-out now without undertaking the building work. Either way, we can guide you before you need to make any big decisions. And if you decide to explore selling the land, we have the contacts to know who will offer a competitive rate.

Let’s have a confidential, no obligation discussion to explore the various options open to you. We’re here to help.

We take your business seriously. We’re proud to have made a name for ourselves in the land and new homes market by not only understanding the needs of house builders and landowners, but by offering the property consultant services that support growth.

You’ll soon discover that we excel in delivering all the necessary elements for the successful launch of a development, and that we have the expertise and commitment to fully-support a project for its duration through our sister business, Land & New Homes Network. With us, you can access a network of 300 leading estate agencies across the country.

We have considerable experience of managing site sales operations for our clients and you can count on our network of agents across the UK to represent your company professionally and to uphold your best interests.

Plus, we’ve worked with many of the UK’s leading house builders and appreciate the finer details of working with premium developers; a cohesive approach from a sales and lettings perspective can foster both short- and long-term returns.

With our network, you can achieve unrivaled exposure for the development within an extensive catchment area, as well as throughout our UK network of non-competing estate agents.

Let’s have a confidential, no obligation discussion to explore the various options open to you. We’re here to help.

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