Burns & Webber's Land Department exists to provide expert advice to those who own land and property where there may be the possibility of development or re-development. In order to ensure that we can offer the correct advice to our clients wishing to maximise the potential of such development sites, we have our own team of development specialists.
Here in the South East, the available opportunities for re-development diminish every day, placing a greater pressure on demand for available land and thus a greater value. With the dynamics of the property market over the last 10 years, it is now a fact that many properties are worth more in re-development terms than as single residences, so receiving expert advice to establish this is vital.
Unless one is a property professional and in the business daily, it would be difficult to know precisely what potential for development or added value a site may have. This is especially true where the creation of a development may involve more than one parcel of land. Our land experts have created many development sites recently by 'piecing together' neighbouring properties and parcels of land.
Curchods Land & New Homes Department, Wix Hill House Epsom Road, Surrey, KT24 6DY
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm
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