We've listed the best ways to find plots of land for sale, from land listing websites to tapping into local knowledge.
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Are you on the look out for a plot of land for sale to build your dream grand design? We round up the best resources to help with your search.
Websites such as Buildstore feature thousands of land listings. What’s more, you can refine your search on property hunting portals – try Zoopla and Rightmove – to look for plots or potential knock-down-and-rebuild properties.
Estate and land agents
Sign up to the estate agents in the area where you want to build, as they’ll be the first ones to know about any sites for sale.
Speak to local architects and surveyors, as they’re likely to find out about new plots early. They may know of a site that’s not right for them, but perfect for you.
Sites suitable for single houses are often sold at auction, either as renovation projects, or demolition and rebuilds.
Write an enquiry letter including your contact details and post through the letterboxes of all the houses in or close to your ideal area.
Someone might be keen to sell their property, sell off some nof their garden or know of someone else looking to sell.
It’s a useful way to search out nooks and crannies ripe for development.
First hand research
Walk, cycle or drive around your chosen area, meticulously scouring the streets for potential sites.
Contact the local planning department to see if a planning application has already been submitted or contact the owners through the Land Registry.
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