Who we are….
Alban Homes is a local agent that specialises in land & planning on both residential and commercial sites. We believe in traditional values with a modern approach by using the latest digital property searching tool.
Our team, unlike many other agents; are professionally trained obtaining City and Guilds Qualifications making sure that we are compliant with all of the regulations that Estate Agents must adhere to, along with being regulated by the property Ombudsman.
Our agents are exclusively from St Albans and have extensive knowledge of the area, including schools, local amenities and present and future transport links, offering you the best advice available not just in your site sale but in your future planning application. We have a diverse background in estate agency and come with over ten years of history working for most of the top estate agents throughout the country, we also have an in house planning team.
What we do….
As part of our service we offer you everything you would ever expect from a larger corporate company. We have found that by having an office based company rather than an expensive shop front, enables us to deliver exactly the same service with lower over heads which reflects in the overall cost to the client, meaning that we can offer you a very competitive price along with a transparent quality service.
We spend hours of our time looking to re-develop previously used sites and buildings, often referred to as “Brownfield land” or commercial sites as part of the new property development.
It is important to ensure you hire the right professional for the right project. Planning is not a protected profession. Anyone, from Architects and surveyors to home improvement companies will claim to offer planning services, but miss selling the fact they can get you what you want, often resulting in tarnishing a potential site.
Once a site has been identified, we can recommend the most suitable type of development within existing planning guidelines. We can work with the landowner to progress the project through to a planning approval and then introduce the site to our comprehensive database of builders and developers – ranging from small local companies through to all the major national house builders.
If our clients don’t wish to go through the planning process themselves, we can find a partner who will fund the planning process with an option to buy the site once planning has been obtained, this is known as a joint venture.
In addition, some developers have dormant sites that they haven’t the time to develop, so we also offer a confidential site sales service as well.
The firm acts for private individuals, property companies, developers, house builders and commercial clients in managing and negotiating all types and scales of schemes through the planning system.
From over a decade of past experience we understand that the planning process can be a very stressful and time consuming process. We offer to help you from start to finish by attending every viewing, following up with feedback, negotiating your offers and vetting your potential purchaser all the way through to progressing your sale, ensuring that you also have an understanding where you are in the transaction.
If you feel you have a site or plot that you feel has future potential development, please call us on 01727 807000.