Thinking of making an offer on a plot of land? Get the information you need quickly, with our Guide to Buying A Building Plot.
Our Ten Minute Guide series of e-books cover a wide range of topics which will be of interest to self-builders or potential self-builders, or anyone thinking of building or renovating their own home. This particular guide will tell you all you need to know when taking the plunge and buying a plot of land.
Our guide covers the pros and cons of Greenfield and Brownfield sites, and how they differ, and the best way to assess what kind of plots might be best for your own project. We look at online sources you can scour to find the right parcel of land, and where to avoid. We also explain the concept of ‘Garden Grabbing‘, what the government did to try and stop it, and why it is now making a comeback!
If you’re considering buying land at auction, this guide will also give you the lowdown on what to expect, what you should research in advance, and how to make sure you don’t pay over the odds. We detail auction protocol and how the process works, and what happens if you’re the successful bidder.
The option of buying an existing home to demolish is one that appeals to a lot of prospective self-builders these days, with the promise of a serviced plot and established principle of planning permission making it an attractive alternative to a green field. We explain the good and bad points, and tell you what to look for when visiting the site.
Give us ten minutes of your time, and our guide to buying a building plot will give you the information you need to make an informed purchase – whichever way you choose to do it!