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Finding a Self Build Plot

ProAktive FINDING A SELF BUILD PLOT Large numbers of people successfully self build each year, which highlights that the building plots are out there to be purchased. However, unlike the normal housing market, individual building plots are not so easy to find, and take some planning and thought to secure the right one. TIPS FOR FINDING A BUILDING PLOT To find a building plot, you do need to have a degree of flexibility or you could be waiting many years to find one. Below are some useful tips to help locate a plot: Choose an Area to Buy Property A frequent mistake made when plot hunting is looking over too wide an area. If you focus your search to a specific and manageable geographic location, it will help prevent this. Preferred Area Visit selected towns and villages that you are considering as potential building plots. These could be infill sites, side gardens or disused garage blocks, but all may have potential. By viewing them in person, it will help you make a more informed decision. Local Council APPLICATION Look out for planning applications in your target region. Local authorities publish a register of these on their websites. It could be that the applicants are looking not to build, but to sell the plot on. Write to the applicants and ask if they are interested in selling to you. If you are lucky you might just get a letter back inviting you to discuss the matter further. ROUTES TO FINDING A PLOT Below is a summary of the routes that can help find a plot: The Internet Estate & Websites such as Land Agents Plotsearch and Registering your interest with estate Rightmove can be very useful. agents (especially independents) in the area you are keen on, remains an effective The Right to Build approach. A game-changing piece of legislation that means councils Property Auctions in England have a duty to grant planning permission on a number of serviced Plots suitable for building plots. This is to meet the single houses are regularly sold at auction. Well-known demand indicated on online auction their Right to Build registers. houses include Allsop and Savills. Serviced Plots In recent years, thousands of sites suitable for one-off homes have become available across the UK via the new custom build route. This is where a specialist developer, council or landowner enables the creation of individual homes - usually by providing building plots with services (e.g. electricity, water and drainage) and planning consent already in place. SELF BUILD INSURANCE Before starting any self build project, it is important to have the right level of self build insurance in place, to offer extra piece of mind and protection against any potential risks and pitfalls. ProAktive are leading providers of self build insurance and site insurance coverage, which is suitable for all types of construction, including brick and block, timber frame, SIP panels, ICF, cob and many others. As standard, their self build insurance and site insurance cover includes: » Employer's liability insurance at £10 million » Public liability insurance at £5 million » Contract works insurance - cover for self build during construction » Plant and tools owned by the proposer at £30,000 » Optional tools and personal effects owned by employees at £2,000 » Optional site huts and caravans at £30,000, inclusive of £5,000 for contents For more information please visit: ProAktive Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us O00

Finding a Self Build Plot

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In this infographic ProAktive gives useful tips and advice for finding the perfect building plot for your self build project.


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