The 12 Uk Land Investment Guidelines
1) Is the investment land in a region with high
demand for housing?
The property should be in area that is viable and
not at risk of future decline. Review statistics
and trends about violent crime, school performance,
industry loss or retention, and poverty, as these
factors are crucial to determining housing demand.
Find out what the city's position is on funding
for, and commitment to improving any of the aforementioned
housing demand indicators.
2) Has a full sustainability study been carried
out on the land investment site?
The land investment site must be
evaluated to see what impact land development would
have on the environment and natural resources. Any
disturbance or potential harm to archeological sites,
protected species, or conservation areas should
be noted. Inspect the land's topography for any
sloping or flooding potential. Assess the effect
that your potential investment might have on the
present character of the land and buildings. Consider
if a new development would "fit in" with
the existing developments' character?
3) Does the land investment site have road access?
Is there an existing transport infrastructure?
Inquire about any plans for modification of roads
that may affect the property in question. If there
are such plans, are they already funded and scheduled
or are they still in the planning stages? Research
factors that affect the importance of access, such
as the number of people who commute to work as opposed
to working locally.
4) Does the area where the investment land lies
have sufficient amenities to support residents of
a new development?
Evaluate the quality and enrollment capacity of
local schools availability of recreational facilities.
Consider not only the quantity and variety of shops,
but ask about longevity versus or high turnover
of those businesses. Look into the ease of accessing
both inpatient and outpatient medical care. Ask
about immediate or future plans for addition or
removal of any of the above amenities.
5) Does the company with whom you are investing
have a successful record of accomplishment with
UK Land Investments?
Ask for referrals from current and previous clients
and actually contact them. Search public records,
industry journals, and periodicals to be apprised
of the company's reputation, stability, and expertise
with investing in UK Land.
6) Does the company contractually retain a holding
in the land investment site?
Investigating matters such as this may seem to be
obvious and unnecessary but will save you time and
money in the long- run
7) Does the company contractually commit funds to
the planning application for the land investment
Be sure that commitment of funds to the planning
application for your potential investment in UK
land is specified in the contract.
8) Are any overage payments due on the land investment
Be certain that overage payment information has
been fully disclosed to you. Do not assume that
there are no payments due; you must actively inquire
about this when investing in land.
9) Will you own the title deed to your investment
Make sure that you fully and singularly own the
title deed to the land and that you will have full
access to the deed.
10) Have you thoroughly explored the contract prior
to committing to investing in land?
You must have adequate time to scrutinize the contract
when you are as detached as possible from pressure
or emotion. Your legal representative must also
be able to study the contract prior to the final
11) Are the timescales quoted reasonable for land
Investigate the timescales for existing similar
developments to compare timescale quotes and assess
the probability of the investments completion according
to the unique features of the particular piece of
UK land in which you are pursuing.
12) Does the company have an in-house planning team
to work on the land investment site?
The availability of an in house team may help facilitate
communication, resulting in decreased time delays
and greater possibility for higher profits for the
UK land investor.