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Ground works

The Building RegulationsThese are the mass of regulations that cover safety, health, welfare, convenience, energy efficiency etc. in the way buildings are constructed. Not to be confused with Planning consent (which is more to do with whether you can put up the building in the first place). See more on the regulations cover aspects of […]

Searches

Normally your solicitor will submit a search (covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975) to the local authority directly before you purchase a self build plot or a property. This will include standard questions about various item such as previous planning permissionthe legal basis for being allowed to do some form of development such […]

Visual Inspection

If you are seriously interested in buying a plot of land for self build, you will need to arrange an inspection of the site after receiving the vendor’s details. Apart from the general criteria mentioned here you will need to check the following points which are specific to the site.

Does the size and shape […]