The planning system in the UK often requires affordable housing to be provided as part of a development scheme and consequently developers of all sizes will often need to consider how best to meet this particular planning obligation. As a firm of Chartered Surveyors we have specific experience in working with developers and guiding them through this part of the development process in order to successfully bring sites forward for development and are able to assist with the preparation of Viability Assessments, Section 106 negotiations with the Local Authority and sale of affordable units to housing associations.
We also regularly advise landowners, particularly in rural areas who are considering selling parts of their land for affordable housing and are able to represent owners in negotiations with many of the leading housing associations and private developers actively looking for sites and working throughout the south west.
In addition as Chartered Surveyors we are able to prepare 'Red Book' valuations of either land or dwellings for housing associations when acquiring new sites.
We offer specific advice to land owners and developers on affordable housing issues to include negotiations with planning authorities and housing associations.
Our services include:
- Free initial appraisal
- Viability assessments
- Advice on affordable housing requirements
- Advice on how to minimise impact
- Rural exception sites
- Section 106 negotiations
- Sale of affordable housing sites