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We talk a lot about strategic land, and indeed strategic land investment, on this blog. It is, after all, what we do – but before you take a step into the world of strategic land investment there are three key things you need to know.

Whether you are investing on your own or indeed through a platform such as Intro Crowd, the world of strategic land can be a confusing place and it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve written extensively on the subject of strategic land over the years and have a few handy articles to help you along such as “so what exactly is strategic land?” and “three things to consider when putting a site through the planning process”. Today we thought we’d round up three things you need to know before you invest in strategic land:
  1. Strategic land is a mid to long-term investment
    If you’re looking to make a quick buck then simply put, strategic land investment is not for you. Strategic land can take anywhere from 3 – 10 years to gain planning permission – this doesn’t include the time taken to acquire the site to begin with and any time taken to secure a potential sale.
  2. Location is crucial
    Whether investing on your own, as part of a group, or through a platform such as Intro Crowd you need to keep in mind the location of your potential site. A site located in the middle of nowhere with no existing settlement around it and bad road access is not a strategic land site – a site on the edge of an existing settlement with good road access, access to amenities and in an area with a defined need for more homes however is. If you need any more information on just how much location matters when selecting a strategic land site, click here. (link to location location location – the crucial consideration for identifying strategic land blog post)
  3. Returns are not guaranteed
    Strategic land is generally considered a high-risk investment and as with any investment, you are not guaranteed to get back what you initially invested into a strategic land site.

For more information on anything mentioned in this article, or to learn more about Intro Crowd and what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us today via telephone on +44 (0)20 7118 4040 or via email at incrowd@introcrowd.com

This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. This article does not amount to an invitation or inducement to buy or sell an investment nor does it solicit any such offer or invitation in any jurisdiction.

In all cases, readers should conduct their own investigation and analysis of the data in the article. Readers are strongly encouraged to seek independent legal and financial advice when considering an investment in strategic land. All statements of opinion and/or belief contained in this article and all views expressed and all projections, forecasts or statements relating to expectations regarding future events represent Intro Crowd’s own assessment and interpretation of information available as at the date of this article.

No responsibility or liability is accepted by Intro Crowd for reliance on the contents of this article.

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