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Sell your Land

Services Sell Your Land

If you are thinking about selling your land there are three ways in which we typically help landowners.

The right choice for you is entirely dependent on your circumstances and we would encourage you to get in touch for an initial chat where we can talk through your options in more detail.

Unconditional Purchase

This involves selling your site as it is without planning permission.

 The benefit is that you would get an immediate sale but there is usually no certainty on how many homes it would be possible to build, the timeframe in which planning will be granted and the level of costs involved in rectifying any issues that may come up during site surveys.

 To reflect these risks, the price we would offer would be at a discount to what the market value would be at the point that planning permission is secured.

Conditional Purchase

We would purchase your land after the successful granting of planning permission. As there is a reduced financial risk involved than purchasing on an unconditional basis the price we can offer for your site would be higher.

It can take some time to get planning permission. This would usually require anything from 6 months to 2 years for a simple site where a designation has already been made in the Local Plan. This can take longer where it is required to promote your site through the next local plan.


We can project manage and fund the entire process of securing planning permission and selling your land on your behalf. We cover the entire cost at our risk and if we do not succeed you will not have to pay anything. We take a share in the end value of the site once planning permission is granted and the site is sold.

You can read more about land promotion here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Montague Land Partners?

Property developers will look to buy your land for the lowest price they can pay. In comparison, as Land Promoters, we work in partnership with you to maximise the value of your land and negotiate with developers to drive the highest value we can.

We place the goals and interests of our landowners at the heart of everything we do. We have a number of solutions based around the landowners goals and interests where we take in to consideration any specific requirements around timings, values, discretion, deal structure and more.

What is involved in obtaining planning permission?

We are responsible for funding and project managing the entire planning process from start to finish.
This extensive process includes, but is not limited to: liaisons with relevant stakeholders (e.g. planning officers, committee members, architects, planning consultants, etc.) on-site surveys, housing needs surveys, and the preparation and submission of plans.

We also cover all public consultations, CIL & S106 negotiations, planning appeals, utility connections, infrastructure planning and more

To understand the process in more detail, read our guide on how to apply for planning permission.

How much does it cost to get planning permission?
Getting planning permission can be a costly exercise as it involves specialist surveys, planning fees and detailed technical work. Costs can vary from £10,000 for a very small site through to in excess of £200,000 for a larger site. When we work with landowners as land promoters we fund the entire process from start to end.
What will be built on my land?
We will always explore every potential use for your site in order to determine a strategy that will offer the best returns for you. Alongside residential homes we consider uses such as residential care, self-build housing schemes, social housing, affordable housing, retail parks, retail, drive-throughs, storage, light industrial and more

As we work in partnership with our landowners, we will always consult you on what the potential use of your site would be before submitting a planning application. If you have a particular preference of what you would like to see on your land we can create a plan to accommodate this where feasible to do so.

Can I choose what goes on my land?
Absolutely, we have full flexibility in the way our agreements are drafted. So if you have a preference of what you would like to see on your land, we are able to accommodate this.
How long will it take to get planning permission?
The typical time the council has to respond to a planning application is 6 to 12 weeks—and we do our utmost to work within these parameters. Timescales can vary from council to council, extending approval times in some cases.

As experienced Land Promoters, we are equipped to tackle every administrative roadblock, provide any additional information swiftly, and minimise approval times.

What if planning is refused?

As we fund every aspect of the planning process and invest a significant amount of time into each project, we put every measure in place to ensure our applications are approved.

If for any reason a local authority refuses a planning application, we can raise an appeal at no cost to you. In the event that an appeal proves unsuccessful, you will retain full ownership of your land.

What are my chances of getting planning permission?
Whilst there is never a guarantee of obtaining planning permission, we typically aim for a 90% success rate across all of our sites. We will only take on your site if we feel there is a strong possibility of success, as we are investing our own time and money into the process.
Will my neighbours find out?
At some stage in the process your neighbours will most likely find out about your planning application. We understand that sometimes these situations can be sensitives and therefore we can be as discrete as possible when conducting site visits.

We will also advise you along the way about when the application will be made public knowledge so that you can manage this with your neighbours where required.

Will I receive a large tax bill after I sell my land?
You will accrue a tax bill when you sell your land.

However, through careful planning and taking the right advice, you can keep your tax liability to a minimum. We have worked with the UK's leading tax experts for landowners, and we can introduce them to you or to your own accountants to advise on how to reduce your tax liability where possible.

Want to know what we can do for you?

Want to know what we can do for you?