PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT/INVESTMENT

We have specialist managers across the UK with both property expertise and local knowledge.  As a developer, we’re an investor committing to your equity, expertise and talents to convert property/land from its current use to a higher and better use.

Choosing a property

The fundamental principal of property development is to buy low and sell high. Look for properties that, with the right approach, can be resold for a profit. Buy well and you limit your risk. Before you buy, explore different ways of achieving that all-important profit:

Minor improvements.

A general decorative overhaul can push up the value of a property, without involving planners, architects and a big investment.

Change of use.

The conversion of a building from one of business use into housing is a more complex proposition. For example, when turning a pub into flats, the big, initial risk is trying to buy the property without first applying for planning consent for ‘change of use’.

The practicalities.

With any prospective conversion, you’ll need to have a good understanding of building regulations and of the architectural possibilities of your property. When converting anything more substantial than a house, you’ll probably need a professional team and you’ll need to budget for their services.

Our property investment team include:

  • a quantity surveyor to ascertain costs
  • an architect to design the scheme, help secure planning consent, and possibly project manage it
  • an engineer to ensure you have a safe, structural solution
  • an estate agent to help you sell the finished product

Investing in property takes many forms, from buy-to-let to property fund investment