How we can help landowners?

Selling land is a once in a lifetime event for most landowners, so it’s important you understand exactly what options are available to you. Working with an experienced land agent like Leaders will help you make an informed decision and maximise the value of your land.

If you’re looking to explore the possibility of selling your land for development, Leaders can provide you with assistance through every stage of the process. We can also help you navigate the planning system, with support from our planning consultancy, Boyer.

Whether with or without existing planning permission, land can be highly attractive to developers. We will work with you and at the appropriate time introduce you to our network of contacts, and help you realise your aspirations.

A guide to selling your land

understand context

Step 1: Know the planning context

The planning system will determine the development potential of your land, the timeframes, development opportunities and, ultimately, the land value.

disposal option

Step 2: Choose a disposal option

What works for one landowner may not work for you; everybody has different aspirations and priorities. Take advice on the different types of deal structure and associated clauses and caveats to ensure you make the right decision.

manage expectations

Step 3: :Manage expectations

The planning system is notorious for delays and uncertainty; selling land can take time so be prepared for a potentially lengthy process.

take legal advice

Step 4: Seek expert legal guidance

Instruct an experienced solicitor who understands development and property. They are responsible for making sure that any agreement with a developer is watertight and protects your position.

tax advice

Step 5: Take proper tax advice

Development is usually subject to capital gains tax, so take professional tax advice to make sure that the disposal of your land is done efficiently and correctly.

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Meet our land development team

Ian Barnett


I am a chartered town planner with over 10 years experience. My knowledge of the planning system assists landowners and developers to devise robust development strategies to ensure maximum value.


Jon Dummett

Associate Director

I have worked in the property industry for over twenty years. My knowledge and ability comes from having worked in a diverse range of markets across Southern England.


Jason Farrimond

Groups Residential Development Manager

I work closely with clients consulting on development potential and land opportunities, whilst also advising on all current market conditions.


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