Land & Sites

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Building from the ground-up

By building your home from the ground up, you’ll have much more control and can plan the best layout for your family life. We all enjoy different aspects of different homes and by building, you can make it your own while working within any planning restrictions.

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Searching for a site

If you are hoping to build your own home, you will need to search for a site that has planning permission. You will also need to budget for the surveying of the site and financing of the building work.

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Things to consider

  • Make sure that the planning permission is still valid and the level of planning permission that has been granted.
  • The type of property the permission allows for (is the permission for a bungalow or a two-storey dwelling?)
  • Is there access to services such as electricity and water? You may need to budget for accessing these services.
  • Are there any restrictive covenants on the property? This could be anything from the colours you can paint your house to how many people can live in it.
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Agricultural land

Sites are not always for building. We bring agricultural land to the market, ideal for those looking for grazing land or wishing to start an allotment.


Why buy agricultural land?

Many renters of agricultural land will only be granted 11 months leases at a time and can be left in limbo if the lease cannot be renegotiated.

Those with equestrian interests may prefer to purchase grazing land as an alternative to paying livery costs.

Here’s how we do it…

Stage 1

Getting your budget in place

Before we start your property search, your mortgage advisor will work with you to set a comfortable budget that fits with lifestyle.

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Stage 2

Find the land or site for you

When you have a better understanding of affordability, we can move on to the fun part – your wish list. From your list of ‘must-haves’ and ‘nice-to-haves’, we can identify the properties that match your criteria. We will arrange all viewings and if you decide to make an offer, we will guide you through the process.

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Stage 3

The Legal Stuff

Once you’ve had an offer accepted, it’s time to arrange for a solicitor to handle the contracts ensuring your best interests are maintained. Your mortgage provider will help you submit the final mortgage application, & your lender will arrange for a surveyor to visit the land to ensure there are no unknown issues that would put their loan on your purchase at risk.

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Stage 4

Finalising the offer and mortgage

On receiving your mortgage offer and on receipt of your survey, our expert negotiators are on hand to liaise with all parties to ensure your purchase progresses smoothly.

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Stage 5

Exchanging contracts for competition

Finally, you will discuss and agree with your solicitor on a potential completion date that works for all parties. On completion, you will be required to have buildings insurance in place – your mortgage advisor will help you find the best cover for you in advance.

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