Alternatives to Self Build
If the above sounds too daunting to worry about, there are alternatives. You could consider renovating an existing property, or converting a barn. Either way, let us help you find something suitable.
Find a suitable plot of land
Think about how much land you want, which geographic area you prefer, and what your budget is. It may be that you enough financial resource to buy a plot of land outright, but if you don’t, it may be worth speaking to your current mortgage provider about what sort of financial support they may offer.
Before you consider a self – build project, you should have adequate funds or arrangements in place for the purchase of land, along with a budget for how much you are prepared to pay for land.
After you have set a budget, and have the financial resources available, register with our Office, or with local Land Agents, or speak to the Local Authority, to see what land is available.
You may also wish to consider bidding for available plots at an Auction; if you do, be mindful of your budget, and the due diligence required before you start bidding.
Make sure you have a solicitor on hand for legal advice (you should have a budget for this service in your Business Plan), and make sure you understand the implications of having no Planning Permission, Outline Planning Permission, and Full Planning Permissions, with or without Planning Conditions.
We can help with your considerations in respect of Planning, so feel free to ask us to support you during this early stage.