How to find suitable land for your development opportunity


So, you’ve decided you want to find a piece of land to build on? Perhaps you’re a developer looking to purchase the best land within your budget? Or maybe you’re ready to locate the perfect plot for you to build your forever home? It sounds simple, right? But where do you start? Here at Keenan Project Designs, we specialise in land and development, which means our team of experts can support you through every stage of your property development process, no matter how big or small your project.

Can you just build on land?

Before you start searching for land, it’s important to remember that it’s not quite as straightforward as finding a plot and simply building on it. Yes, anyone can buy land to build on in the UK, but the challenging part can be getting planning permission. This is a vital stage and one that should not be overlooked. It’s here, that contacting the team of experts at Keenan Project Designs, can prove totally priceless. Getting Keenan involved during those initial steps can help avoid disappointment at a later stage, plus their strong connections with private consultants, estate agents and surveyors can relieve any unwanted pressures you might be feeling. After all, however big or small your development property is, you are likely to be investing in it, both financially and with your time. The more you can outsource to guarantee a smoother development journey, the better.

Hiring an architect

Trying to find land for development can be daunting, so why do it alone when you can hire a team of experts to help you? There are a whole host of benefits to using architects, just like those at Keenan Project Designs. Not only with they help turn your visions into reality but getting them involved from the very start, could save you money in the long run.

Who better to help find the perfect plot for your next property, than the experts in understanding the architectural and structural design process? The team at Keenan Project Designs eat, sleep and breath designing and creating plans for new properties, they will provide you with the ideal support you need when searching for land to develop on.

Using architects like Keenan Project Designs can make sure all of the numbers match up by providing the essential financial advice needed when finding a plot for development. They make sure the project suits your budget and more importantly, whether the profit you could make is right, if you’re planning on selling or renting the property.

Of course, an undeniable bonus of using a local business just like Keenan Project Designs, is that they are extremely familiar with the area. Getting your hands on the perfect piece of land can be competitive, so getting in touch with Keenan Project Designs at an early stage can increase the chance of you hearing about available land sooner rather than later.

Explore housing sites

Once you’ve set your heart on finding a piece of land, get on the internet. Explore sale portals, just like Rightmove, who list thousands of buildable plots.

You might strike lucky and find a vacant plot on these sites, however, never overlook current properties with land available for development, or those that could be demolished and replaced with your dream home. Current houses like these can also be found at auctions, so it wouldn’t hurt to pay the auction house a visit too.

Get to know the area

Whether you’re visiting the location you’re interested in or taking the time to study Google Maps, be sure to get to know the area you’re wanting to develop in. You might find gaps and disguised plots, just waiting to be built upon.

Be prepared to be flexible, speak to friends and family to see if they know of any suitable plots but most of all be patient. Finding land for development doesn’t happen overnight, so don’t rush it.

To get a quote, discuss a project or simply ask a question, get in touch with the professional team at Keenan Project Designs. We offer services across Rugby, CoventryLeamington SpaKenilworthNorthamptonSolihull and beyond.

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