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Highlights in Brief
- Critical planning issues covered in detail.
- How to thoroughly investigate ground conditions.
- Bidding strategies for falling, rising and stagnant market conditions.
- Dealing with difficult neighbours & petty planning objections.
- How to determine a plot's true value - complete with link to downloadable spreadsheet to help with calculations.
- Legal due diligence & solicitor's conveyancing breakdown.
- A detailed step-by-step guide to the unique purchase process in Scotland.
- SPECIAL BONUSES: Exclusive downloads (supplementary eBooks plus useful spreadsheets) accessible only from the Kindle eBook; more details below.
Contents at a Glance
PART 1 - PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
1.2 MATURE TREES & HEDGES
1.3 PROTECTED FLORA & FAUNA
1.4 ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST
1.5 SERVICES read this chapter now (FREE)
1.6 AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITIONS
1.7 OTHER RESTRICTIVE CONDITIONS
1.8 AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING PERMISSION
PART 2 - PLOT ATTRIBUTES
2.1 OVERVIEW OF PLOT TYPES
2.3 GROUND CONDITIONS
2.4 SOIL CONTAMINATION
2.6 TOPOGRAPHY & ENVIRONS read this chapter now (FREE)
2.7 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
2.8 AIRBORNE POLLUTION
PART 3 – THE PURCHASE PROCESS
3.1 NEIGHBOUR PROBLEMS & PLANNING OBJECTIONS
3.2 THE BIDDING PROCESS IN ENGLAND, WALES & NORTHERN IRELAND read this chapter now (FREE)
3.3 SALE AGREED
3.4 LEGAL DUE DILIGENCE
3.5 BIDDING & BUYING (“PURCHASING”) IN SCOTLAND
Special FREE Bonuses
These are exclusive free downloads accessible only via the Kindle eBook, and are relevant to the plot-finding theme.
The Planning & Building Control Directories are PDF eBooks created to plug the hole left by the dog's dinner that is the UK's Planning Portal, which is infested with dead links and outdated contact details for planning and building control offices.
These directories are updated throughout the year, which means you can download them over and over to get the latest version(s) you require, thereby saving you from wading through the Planning Portal.
The Marking Out Guide, meanwhile, is a little gem showing you how to take your very first self-build hands-dirty step, namely, marking out your building site prior to digging foundations. It was co-written with a late friend and serial self-builder who was truly "outstanding in his own field" when it came to marking out sites.
Finally we have the spreadsheets (in Microsoft Excel format) that enable you to calculate the true value of a building plot and to work out Stamp Duty Land Tax (England and Northern Ireland only), Land Transaction Tax (Wales only) and Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland only).
Take the Next Step
There can be no doubt that finding and buying a building plot for your dream home in the UK is fraught with many potential points of failure,
from unforeseen legal pitfalls to petty, spiteful neighbours eager to thwart your plans before a sod can be cut.
Accordingly, you need to be in position to perform as much due diligence yourself as early in the process as possible.
And now, in the form of this 30,000 word Kindle eBook, you have an edge from someone who has sourced dozens of building plots on behalf of private buyers, with real world case studies and insights into details seldom or never spoken of publicly.
So, if you've read this far, (a) well done you and (b) go ahead, make my day by hitting the button below!