Land Acquisition

The reassurance of dealing with straight-talking people who understand your ambitions

Discussing Land Acquisition

Our search for land with development potential is constant and far reaching. For landowners wishing to discuss the possibilities for their land, our down-to-earth Land Team are both approachable and reassuring.

They will take the time to consider the technical aspects of the site, the planning potential and, most importantly, understanding your ambitions in order to ensure that any agreement is tailored to your needs.

Our approach is always flexible, with agreements built to reflect the desires of our landowning partners. We secure land by way of freehold purchase - typically with a future uplift payable once planning consent has been granted - promotion agreement, option agreement, corporate acquisition or joint venture.

Our team is well versed in dealing with the complexities of large-scale site assembly, equalisation and tax matters, ensuring you are in safe and experienced hands throughout the process.

An initial meeting is informal and entirely at your convenience - you will find us straight-talking and always willing to listen.

Freehold, option & promotion agreements explained

1. Initial meeting at your convenience

2. Agree price

3. Purchase land (perhaps with additional overage)


1. Initial meeting at your convenience

2. Agree terms suitable to your needs

3. Instruct Planning and Engineering Team

4. Obtain Planning Permission


5. We purchase the land from you after Red book valuation

6. Develop infrastructure if required

7. Sell site to a house builder or commercial developer


5. Develop infrastructure if required

6. Sell land to suitable house builder or commercial developer & share profits

“Place making” is the golden thread which runs through all of our developments

L&Q Estates is a “Place Maker”, employing a careful and deliberate set of processes that ensure we create desirable communities that work from the outset and stand the test of time.

Our approach has been continually honed over the last 60 years to ensure the process of acquisition and development of land serves to maximise value for all concerned.

Every agreement, whether an Option Agreement, Promotion Agreement or Freehold Purchase, is personalised to the landowner.

Inviting the landowner to engage in the overall development process, we allow them to be deeply involved, content to keep a watching brief, or somewhere in between - the choice is theirs entirely.

Selecting the most appropriate team of professionals, we ensure that their vision makes the most of the site’s key characteristics.

Developing a planning strategy for the landowner’s approval, we then actively engage with the local community, in person, to ensure that all stakeholders are fully informed every step of the way.

The use of stringent design codes ensures that there are clear overarching design principles to follow when building the community - producing high-quality developments where people want to live.

For the larger projects, these high-level design objectives are also applied to the infrastructure, schools, community and play spaces which we deliver.

But ultimately, L&Q Estates is a “Place Maker”. By following our unique approach, we ensure that every development, whether a 50 home edge of village site, a 10,000 home new community or a scheme of 1 million square foot warehouses, is centred on the golden thread of community.

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