As part of our specialism within the area of land / development, one of the ways in which we can help is to act as a Land / Development Consultant. In this blog, we provide details of what this entails, and the ways in which landowners can benefit from our assistance.

What is a Land / Development Consultant?

Land / Development Consultants act for private and corporate landowners, developers, institutions and Local Authorities, providing advice in relation to land deals for the purposes of residential housing or commercial developments. Land / Development Consultants can be appointed to represent clients in a wide range of circumstances, from assisting with small privately owned sites through to large-scale residential and commercial development schemes.

From identifying sites that are suitable for development opportunities, right through to acting for landowners in the sale of sites for housing developments schemes, the services on offer from Land / Development Consultants cover a wide scope.

Further services within the area of land development include:

What to look for in a Land / Development Consultant

Depending on your role in the land transaction, you may not even realise you need a Land / Development Consultant at the outset! If you are a private landowner and you are approached by a developer who wishes to purchase your land, you may be largely unaware of the process involved or how a Land / Development Consultant could help.

Developers and corporate organisations will know that a Land / Development Consultant who has established working relationships with local authorities, and providers of both private and social housing, will be best-placed to represent landowners and be able to advise them on the latest policies and current thinking regarding the development of land.

For example, Lea Hough’s Land / Development team have several years of experience of working with local planning authorities in Lancashire, ideally placing us to advise on and be able to overcome the likely challenges our clients may face when seeking to deliver successful projects.

What are the benefits of appointing a Land / Development Consultant?

Land is a valuable commodity, but this does not mean that realising the optimum sale value will be an easy or straightforward process. It ultimately depends on choosing the right strategy – and a Land / Development Consultant will be able to guide you through the process to arrive there.

By appointing a Land / Development Consultant, you can be sure that you have somebody on your side, acting solely in your best interests.

Lea Hough’s Land / Development Consultants will consider all of the many factors and circumstances involved, allowing us to advise on the best strategy to market land to developers in order to achieve the best sale price to suit your individual circumstances.

For more information on any of our services in relation to land acquisitions or sales, please contact Phil Mussell, Senior Land Manager.

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