At Griffin Land we offer the following services:

Development land agency

We sell a wide variety of development land for all kinds of landowners. We can therefore advise on the most appropriate form of disposal in any given situation. This can include an unconditional sale, ‘subject to planning’ sale, sale with overage, promotion agreement, option agreement, etc.

As you would expect we are well known to most of the property developers and land promoters operating across the Midlands and so have a wide-ranging and up-to-date database of potential purchasers.

Strategic land

If you own a parcel of land which you believe has potential or perhaps you have been approached by a developer and are wondering what to do next, then please contact us.We can advise on what is and is not reasonable and can therefore negotiate the best possible terms on your behalf.

Alternatively, you may like us to invite other strategic land promoters to make offers. We are accustomed to marketing strategic development sites and are in regular dialogue with all of the strategic land promoters and housebuilders who operate across the region.

If and when an offer is accepted, then we will agree heads of terms and work closely with your solicitor to ensure the agreement is exchanged as soon as reasonably possible.

Thereafter we stay involved throughout the lifetime of the project and see our role as “holding the landowner’s hand” during the process.

Viability appraisals

As a result of our experience and knowledge of the land market we are able to prepare and negotiate viability appraisals for clients who are negotiating a Section 106 package with a local authority. We use bespoke valuation software called ARGUS to accompany our reports and have an excellent track record in successfully negotiating results for our clients.

If you believe the viability of your site may be affected by abnormal costs then please contact us and we will give you our informal opinion in the first instance. As always, our initial advice is offered on a “no commitment” basis.

Market reports

For developers contemplating an important land purchase we offer tailored reports on the local market including a study of comparable land sales, current / future land supply and new homes competitor analysis.


Phil McConnachie is a RICS registered valuer specialising in development land valuation, ranging from bare agricultural land with development potential (so-called “hope value”) to land with full planning permission. We prepare RICS “Red Book” valuations for a variety of purposes.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.