Building a home of your own is the best way to make sure you get exactly the home that you want. Before you start building your home however you will need to find somewhere to build it, and that means buying a plot of land.
There are many things that can help you when it comes to purchasing a plot of land – from internet sites to the map shop planning maps, but competition is stiff for good plots of land so you will need to be on the ball when looking for your plot.
When looking for a potential plot, you must remember that land in the UK is pretty scarce and you may well need to compromise a little. Draw up a list of must haves and the things that you would like but be willing to compromise on.
Think about buying a property that you can demolish and rebuild on the land – this is something that many people overlook, but is a good way of getting your dream home on a plot of land that is more appealing. Many people set out on their search with quite restricted ideas about looking for a plot of land, but if you are prepared to think outside of the box a little, you may find that a lot more options open up to you.
Another good way to find a plot is to approach people who have some land and ask if you can purchase some – many people acquire land this way – you don’t have to wait for land that is officially for sale. Ask around the local area and you may be surprised.