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onemanband



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 12 10:27 am    Post subject: Selling a strip of land Reply with quote
    

Hyperthetical question as I'm still in the feasibilty stages.
I'm looking at a plot for sale - urban commercial site with full pp for 3 houses. I don't want to build 3 houses, just convert existing building and have large grounds.
I can afford the plot and to set up in temp onsite accommodation. However I would have to re-establish my business in a less affluent area and would then not have the funds to convert the existing building.
The plot is large enough to sell off a strip - this would provide enough funds to complete the conversion.

Apart from finding a buyer how easy / hard is it to sub-divide a plot ?
Can I sell off any shape / size that I like ?

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 12 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As far as I'm aware it's a Land Registry thing. Have you approached them or the local authority for information? It's where I would direct my first enquiries.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 12 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a chat with planning might be useful

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 12 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

See a good local property law solicitor.

WandaBlue



Joined: 03 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 12 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As long as there are no covenants relating to splitting the land then it should be okay (you'll need to check the register). It's up to you what you want to sell on but bear in mind what the planning permission covers (e.g. is it specific to building three houses or can it be broken down to just one) and whether this would be someone else's reason for buying it. The Land Registry web site might be worth a look but they can only give very general advice i.e. the forms you'd use and the fact that you really need to be dealing with a solicitor who should be able to tell you everything you need to know (a transfer of part can be a very complicated business). As an ex-Land Registry bod I can tell you honestly that many solicitors are completely useless when it comes to conveyancing (or anything to do with property), but, alas it's pretty much a closed shop. LR employees are not allowed to give much advice beyond general procedure. Land Registry is only a records keeping agency and doesn't get involved in the conveyancing at all.
Good luck.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 12 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As it already has planning for 3 house they plot will be getting split up any way so there should be no problems doing so.

WandaBlue



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 12 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have to take access and services into account. If the three plots run along the road it'll be fine but if they run back from the road it may make a difference which gets sold off (rights of way etc. may become an issue).

onemanband



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 12 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks everyone.
As I said I'm still in the feasibilty stages - but it's good to run thru the various scenarios before I finally take the plunge.

Yes a chat with planning soon will be a good idea - if not on this plot then the next likely candidate.

I'm finding a potential plot about once a month - but often I'm a bit short of financing the refurb/build - I don't want to finance it as I go otherwise I'll just end up living in a caravan - hence looking into selling a portion of this particular plot. Most of the plots I've looked at are not big enough to split but this one is in an 'undesirable' location so it's a large plot for the money.

Something I've realised since original post is that if I sold a third of the plot, it will only be worth a third of my purchase price once it too has pp, and will also be worth slightly less without services. Guess not a big problem - just apply for pp on plot for sale when I change pp for building what I want. Then just a matter of soliciters and land reg.

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