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Finding a Plot of Land Masterclass

The first step is finding the right plot of land. This two-part course will help guide you in your search, to get ahead of the game.

Finding a Plot of Land Masterclass

Welcome to Our Online Course to Help You Find a Plot of Land for Your Self Build Project

The first step is finding the right plot of land. This two-part course will help guide you in your search, to get ahead of the game.

Self Build Director, Paul Newman gives his expert advice. Benefit from his many years’ experience gained in the construction industry. Sharing with you opportunities to find land that has the potential to become a plot.

This course will help you use the resources available to start looking for land. With detailed case study reviews.

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Part 1 - How to Start Your Plot Search

Duration: 20 minutes

Course Content

  • Methods to finding land - A look at the different ways you can search for land
  • Plot finding case studies - Learn from other self-builders
  • Renovate and replace - A popular route for self-builders
  • Plot buying process - How and when to buy land and paying the right price
  • Appraising a plot - How to look at a plot objectively
  • Local planning policy - How to understand your local planning policy
  • Resources - Getting the right tools
  • Right to Build - How to register for your right to build.
  • Competitors - Creating your own opportunities
  • Plan - Making a realistic plan
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Part 2 - Land, What to Look for to Self Build

Duration: 35 minutes

Course Content

  • Different types of land - An in-depth look into land options and how to appraise a plot
  • Is it a perfect plot? - An objective look at the plot
  • Garden plots - How to tackle garden plot opportunities
  • Infill plots - Including narrow plots and plots between buildings
  • Plots with charges
  • Forgotten land
  • How to optimise land costs - Join forces with other self builders to share land
  • Brownfield land - What to look for
  • Agricultural buildings - Essential advice when considering a farm building
  • What to look out for when buying land
  • Planning policy
  • Understanding the settlement boundary
  • Getting out and about
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Welcome to the Self Build Academy

Our Self Build Academy provides workshops, online learning resources, and live experiences, developed over the years by our team of experts and designed to support you through the self build process. With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of people build their dream home. No matter what stage you’re at you can access content on a wide range of topics from finding the perfect plot to complying with building regulations or how to work with a designer and manage your build.

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