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Land and New Homes

Land experts

Complete’s Land department has vast experience in dealing with all areas of land sales and acquisitions across the South West of England. Having a dedicated department that only deals in this field enables our team to focus on the sore activity. We are passionate about providing an unrivalled service maximising our clients asset, whether it is a single building plot or a large development site our clients get the same service. We have also recently been selected to join the Land & New Homes Network giving us national coverage working in partnership with likeminded agents who specialise in the Land and New Homes sector.

A local, regional and national service

Our department has over 60 years of local knowledge enabling us to be able us to give informed advice across the area we work in offering services covering Land disposal and acquisition site viability studies, joint venture agreements, outline and detailed planning applications, self-build and custom build projects promotion agreements

Competent partners

Over the years we have aligned ourselves and work in partnership with many other industry professionals such as architects, planning consultants development finance specialists enabling us to be able to cover all areas relating to development and self-build projects including:

  • Land Sales
  • Acquisitions
  • Planning Advice
  • Appraisals
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Site Viability Studies
  • Joint Ventures
  • Promotional Agreements
  • Subject to planning transactions
  • Development finance

Exceptional track record

We have a large database of clients from self-builders to PLC house builders many of whom retain our services. Being part of the Land & New Homes Network gives us national coverage assuring our clients land has maximum exposure and bringing many exciting new land opportunity’s to the table.

Our clients range from private landowners to high net worth individuals. All dealings are in strict confidence.

We understand the market our understanding of current market demands can make a big difference to your site's final asking price.

We are an established award-wining agent. As such, we have a proven tack record of exceptional results.

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General questions

Help to buy is an equity loan from the government for up to 20% of the cost of a new build home enabling buyers to only raise 5% deposit and giving buyers better mortgage rates as the lenders will accept the government loan as an additional deposit meaning the loan to value is only 75%. If you are a developer who is not registered with help to buy we can advise you on the process of achieving a help to buy status.
At Complete Land and New Homes we have a number of housing associations we work very closely with, if you have a site which has an affordable allocation with either shared ownership, affordable by design, discounted or social rented tenure, we can easily place this with one of our clients.
Over the last 30 years we have built relationships with many planning specialists including planning consultants, planning lawyers and architects so we are able to advise of all aspects of the planning process including planning drawings, building regulation drawings and feasibility study drawings. If you have any questions on any of the items listed below we will be more than happy to help.
  • Conditional planning consent
  • Details planning consent
  • Outline planning consent
  • Planning appeal
  • Resolution to grant
  • Planning amendment
  • Planning objection
  • Change of use
  • Lawful use certificate
  • Planning consultant
  • Planning refusal
  • Allocation
  • Objections
  • Refusal
  • Section 104 agreement
  • Section 106 agreement
  • Section 38 agreement
  • Section 27 agreement
  • Section 278 agreement
  • Section 73 agreement
  • Tree protection order (TPO)
  • Community infrastructure levy (CIL)
Is it becoming more and more common for larger development companies to have a management company which will take care of any public open space or communal areas regardless on whether the properties are freehold or leasehold. At Complete we work closely with a number of specialist management companies so we can advise on this area if required.
Over the past 30 years Complete have built exceptional relationships with many high street commercial lenders and specialist development funding businesses. Development loans are a specialist field and can be brooked in a number of different ways, if you require development finance please contact us and we can advise which f our partners will be the most suited to your situation.
CML stands for council of mortgage lenders. A CML certificate is required on all new build properties for lenders to lend this document gives them comfort that the property is covered by an appropriate warranty scheme or professional consultants certificate.
A CML is not achievable without having a build guarantee in place, a build guarantee is a certificate issued by either a specialist insurance company or architects or specialists consultant who guarantees the works carried out for a period of time, some of these providers are NHBC, LABC, build zone, Zurich premier guarantee and building warranty, there are many suppliers available to the market and our warranty should be put in place before you start any build.
At Complete we have many years’ experience in both the acquisition and disposal of development land. There are many ways of constructing a land sale or acquisition of transactions such as outright sale or purchase, joint venture, option agreements, subject to planning agreements, promotional agreements or pre-emption agreements, if you are looking to either dispose or acquire land in any format please contact our experienced team to discuss.
There are many ways to appraise potential opportunities but fundamentally an appraisal needs to be able to produce a net return after all costs, at complete when we appraise any opportunity we always take in to consideration GDV – Gross development value, rental yields and investment potential. We have built our own start of the art appraisal process which we are happy to share with customers insuring the opportunity is right for them. Under new planning legislation more and more local authorities are encouraging and in some instances insisting on large developments that custom or self-build pots re being provided.
A custom build plot is bought by a self-builder but with a custom build contract built into the transaction
A self-build, the plot is bought and developed by the self-builder themselves. Having acquired and deposed of many self and custom built plots we would be delighted to advise on all areas relating to either of the above.