As developers face the ongoing challenges of the property market it is obvious that many will be looking for support, not only in land acquisition – or even disposal – but also in finding potential buyers.
Yet, whilst there is often support out there, it can come from an array of individual providers many of whom have little or no contact with each other, and which ultimately leads to confusion – and even wasted time and money – for the developer.
With this in mind, LSL Property Services plc (LSL), the parent company of estate agency networks Your Move and Reeds Rains and one of the UK’s leading providers of residential property services, has decided to draw on its ‘all round’ expertise with a dedicated Land and New Homes division.
James McAuley, Director of LSL Land & New Homes explained:
“Having listened and dealt with many developers across the country LSL and our associated estate agency brands, such as Your Move and Reeds Rains, know only too well that, despite the more positive market conditions, that some developers continue to face challenges – more recently in connection with land acquisition. It’s because of this that we’ve made a concerted effort to respond to their needs. As a highly respected company LSL has a vast array of expertise and can easily and effectively provide integrated solutions for the benefit of developers and customer alike. Under the LSL Group umbrella, for example, we have companies offering valuation services, rental portfolio services, asset management services, estate agency services as well as, now, land specialists to offer support in finding land and in selling it.
“Already we act for many major house builders throughout the UK – many of whom appreciating that, whilst we’ve got the support and investment at national level, we can also draw on the knowledge and expertise of local teams to tailor our services to their individual needs. Ultimately we know it’s all about ensuring we support the individual objectives of developers and builders and yet, at the same time, add value to their businesses.
“All in all the future looks very bright for LSL Land and New Homes and we certainly hope that we can build on LSL’s strengths at local and national level and help even more developers and customers in the future.
“We welcome the news that the government have announced an extension of the Help to Buy scheme until 2020. Many of our developer clients tell us that Help to Buy scheme accounts for around 20% of their new homes sales, and the initiative has undoubtedly helped to increase the level of land transactions across the country on the back of the increasing demand for development land.”
With more than 90 years combined experience, the dedicated team, working with their estate agency colleagues, can offer national coverage coupled with in-depth local knowledge. They can carry out a land valuation and assess commercial viability, assess the planning position and determine suitability, or otherwise, of existing planning consents, as well as carrying out land assembly and negotiating land purchase from third parties.
Their expertise also extends to mixed use schemes, residential schemes and challenging Brownfield sites, and the team now benefits from the experience of an RICS qualified chartered surveyor.
If you’d like to find out more details about how LSL Land & New Homes can help you, or you would like to contact one of their new Land Managers, simply access the website www.lsllandandnewhomes.co.uk or call 01709 830757(*)
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