Showcase - helping you buy land
So you’re looking to buy land but don’t know quite where to start? Showcase, the search engine of choice for commercial property hunters and estate agents alike, can help locate exactly the sort of commercial property for sale that you’re looking for at the right price.
Check the ground conditions before you buy land
Depending on exactly what you’re looking to buy land for, the ground conditions could have an effect on the plot’s suitability.
For example, if you’re hoping to erect a building on your land, you’re obviously going to need to lay solid foundations. However, what if the land for sale is located on a hill or slope or situated on a flood plain? In this case, the provision of even more solid foundations than usual might require additional resources, materials and labour - thereby increasing your expenses.
When you’re about to buy land, checks on the ground conditions should always be made on your behalf by your solicitor.
Check for surrounding developments before you buy land
If you’re looking to buy land in a particular area in order to build your company’s new premises in aesthetically appealing surroundings, the last thing you want is for a massive factory or motorway flyover to be built next door, which ends up blocking your view of the landscape.
It’s for reasons such as this that you’d be well advised to always check with the planning department at your local council, to find out if there are any nearby roads, buildings or other developments planned before you buy land.