Our specialist Land and Development team provides professional impartial advice to landowners concerning the development potential of their land holdings.  We have a range of experience ranging from major developments acting on sites ranging in size from small bespoke developments to major urban extensions and new settlements.

Clients

We have advised a range of landowners including family trusts, charities, local government and government organisations, sports clubs, farmers, private individuals and businesses; we recognise that every landowner’s circumstances and aspirations differ.  Having been established since 1991, our Land and Development Team have built an established network of contacts with key decision makers in the development industry.  We are proud of our reputation and track record with national and regional developers, institutions and landowners who recognise us as trusted market experts with strong business principles.  Many of our business and landowner relationships have been established over many years and we are always happy to provide references.

Services

  • Review of your property portfolio
  • Assess development potential of your asset
  • Provide bespoke planning solutions
  • Project management and implementation of planning strategy
  • Managing competitive tender process tailored to your requirements
  • Market research and valuation
  • Land and residential valuations
  • Introductions to a network of key decision makers in the development industry
  • Land assembly and acquisition
  • Managing site disposals

Approach

Being part of a multi-disciplinary property company, we are able to call upon our dedicated market intelligence team and our colleagues in Boyer’s planning and design consultancy to inform our advice to landowners.  We value the importance of local knowledge and we are fortunate to benefit from a team with experience working across the regions with excellent local authority and developer contacts, combined with up-to-date market knowledge drawn from across the Leaders Romans branch network.

We understand that every landowner’s circumstances are unique and that considering the most suitable option relating to promoting or disposing of your land requires a challenging and once in a lifetime decision. Our approach is to build a relationship with you and to tailor our advice to ensure that you achieve your objectives.

At every level of our business, we value professional integrity and thanks to our confidential and transparent service, we have built an excellent reputation founded largely upon personal recommendations.

Coverage

We operate from six locations across the UK with offices in Wokingham, London, Cardiff, Bristol, Colchester and Loughborough.  We are advising on land holdings across the UK.

Sectors

Our main area of expertise is advising on residential land transactions.  We also have expertise in the commercial, care and retail sectors.  In addition, we are also retained by several house builders and land promoters to provide strategic planning advice and to identify opportunities for developers, which have a requirement for strategic development.

A guide to selling your land

understand context

Step 1: Understand the planning context

The planning system will determine the development potential of your land, the timeframes, amount of development and ultimately the land value.

disposal option

Step 2: Choose the best disposal option

What works for one landowner may not work for you; everybody has different aspirations and priorities. Therefore taking advice on the different types of deal structure and associated clauses and caveats is vital to ensuring you make the right decision.

manage expectations

Step 3: Manage expectations

The planning system is notoriously fraught with delays and uncertainty, and selling land can take time so be prepared for a potentially lengthy process.

take legal advice

Step 4: Take proper legal and tax advice

The importance of an experienced solicitor who understands development and property should not be underestimated. They are responsible for making sure that any agreement with a developer is watertight and protects your position.

tax advice

Step 5: Take tax advice

Development is generally subject to capital gains tax, so you should take professional tax advice to make sure that the disposal of your land is done efficiently and correctly.

Meet our land development team

Ian Barnett

Director

I am a chartered town planner with over 10 years experience. My knowledge of the planning system assists landowners and developers to devise robust development strategies to ensure maximum value.

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Jon Dummett

Associate Director

I have worked in the property industry for over twenty years. My knowledge and ability comes from having worked in a diverse range of markets across Southern England.

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Steve Griffiths

Business Development Manager

Specialising in the land and new homes sector I work with clients to progress all redevelopment opportunities, and provide advice on all current market places and values.

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Jason Farrimond

Associate Director

I work closely with clients consulting on development potential and land opportunities, whilst also advising on all current market conditions.

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