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Expert Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in Building Plots

Buying a building plot involves a wide range of considerations that can catch out the unwary. If you’re looking for a building plot to construct a property on, you’ll want the help of an expert property lawyer with the necessary experience in this area of work to ensure that you get the best advice and the right outcome.

Get in touch with our team today for a no-obligation conversation about your situation on 0330 912 8338.

Whether buying land for an individual plot of multiple plots, any construction requires the necessary rights and permissions before it even starts.

If you need help with the legal side of constructing on a Building Plot, our team are always ready to lend you a hand.

Contact us if you’re looking to buy a plot to build on and are looking for expert legal guidance. Our team of experienced Residential Conveyancing Solicitors are here to answer your questions and offer expert legal advice.

What Building Plot services do we provide?

Our team of experienced property lawyers are experts in dealing with building plots and achieving the best results for our clients. Our building plot related services include:

  • Checking land title;
  • Advice on caveats and restrictions;
  • Reviewing and advising on rights of way (easements) for access and services;
  • Acting for lenders on security (mortgage/legal charge/bridging loan) for development finance;
  • Checking planning permission and local authority planning charges;
  • Conditional contracts;
  • Options;
  • Plot sales;
  • Pre-contract searches and enquiries;
  • Community infrastructure levy and Section 106 Agreements.

Building Plot FAQs

Should I ask if the land designated for residential development is in the local development plan?

One of the essential questions to ask about building plots is whether the land is designated for residential development in the local development plan. The local development plan, also known as the Development Plan Document (DPD), is a statutory document produced by the local planning authority. It sets out the details of the development plan for the area, including land designations and policies for different types of development. Knowing whether the land is designated for residential development will help determine its suitability for the proposed project and ensure compliance with relevant planning policies and regulations.

Should I ask if there are any development restrictions or planning conditions attached to the land?

It is crucial to know about any development restrictions or planning conditions attached to the land you are thinking of buying. This information will help determine the feasibility and suitability of the land for development. Additionally, understanding the planning conditions will ensure compliance with local regulations and avoid potential problems and extra expenses. It is advisable to seek the assistance of specialist solicitors who have expertise in planning law and can provide accurate guidance on development restrictions and planning conditions. Their knowledge and advice will contribute to a smooth and legally compliant process.

Should I ask if the land been previously developed, and if so, what was its previous use?

Knowing if the land has been previously developed and its previous use helps understand the history and condition of the land including environmental and contamination issues. This is vital in identifying any potential restrictions or considerations for future development. Conducting a thorough investigation may be necessary, including reviewing historical records, planning permissions, and any relevant documentation. Engaging the services of a specialist solicitor with expertise in land law and development can help navigate through the complexities and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and restrictions.

Should I ask if there are there any legal restrictions or covenants that may affect the development of the land?

Legal restrictions or covenants that may affect the development of the land should be considered before more significant expense is issued. Restrictive covenants may limit the use or development of the land.

Should I ask what the access arrangements to the plot are, and are there any rights of way or shared access issues?

Access to and from the plot for vehicles and services and any rights of way over it or shared access issues are of paramount importance. Understanding the property boundaries, potential restrictions on access, and any shared use agreements that may exist is equally crucial. By asking these questions, you can assess whether they align with your needs and intentions. Additionally, it is important to investigate any potential easements or unregistered rights of way that could affect the property. Engaging the services of a specialist solicitor with expertise in property law can help you conduct a thorough investigation and provide guidance on any access or shared access issues that may arise.

Should I ask if there are any potential environmental concerns or protected areas on or near the land?

It is crucial to inquire about environmental and contamination concerns or protected areas on or near the land. This information is important as it can impact the feasibility of development and compliance with environmental regulations.

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