Understand the planning landscape surrounding a property
When carrying out due diligence ahead of a property transaction, helping your client to understand the upcoming changes to the area surrounding their future home can be a shrewd consideration, helping to ensure that their investment delivers upon expectations.
At first glance, a prospective home can deliver everything your client is looking for. Be that scope for a home office, green space for walks and views, a garden in which to enjoy socialising with friends, or room to grow the family. However, it is important to understand what changes are planned for the local area and community in which they are planning to live, and how this may impact them and their expectations for their new home.
Planning Search Reports
Increasingly, conveyancers are seeking to educate their clients about the risks and impacts of proposed developments near to their prospective property, by including a planning search within the standard suite of searches which they provide to clients.
The latest Planning search reports from FCI, Premium Plus Planning and FCI Planning, can help conveyancers to deliver the best advice and a thorough due diligence service to clients, by providing all the relevant information required to enable an informed decision to be made.
Complete with FCICapture and Dynamic Search Technology, our intuitive Planning range, incorporating FCI Planning and Premium Plus Planning enables conveyancers and homebuyers to gain a swift appreciation of the planning landscape in relation to a property and its location.
The reports present the planning and development activity which is proposed or currently taking place, and that which has occurred over the past 10 years, alongside any constraints or considerations for the homebuyer.
Our suite of Planning search reports.
A dedicated planning search report, complete with FCI Capture and dynamic search technology, providing comprehensive planning information to enable homebuyers to make informed decisions.
Including FCICapture and dynamic search technology, FCI Premium Plus Planning enables conveyancers and homebuyers to gain a swift appreciation of the environmental risks and planning landscape in relation to a property.
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Our friendly in-house team holds a unique combination of environmental, property and surveying qualifications, including MRICS, CEnv and C.WEM Charterships, as well as professional associations with the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), ensuring you can be confident in the advice we offer.
If you have questions about any of our products and services, please do not hesitate to contact the team on: +44 (0)1732 755 180 or email us via the link below.
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To take advantage of a trial free order of your first environmental report, please complete the enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will need to take more details of the property or site and ask some more questions about your firm and the transaction.