Building a property sounds a daunting task, but is actually often less fraught than trying to carry out a major property development or renovation project.

Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Building a Property:-

1. Do make sure you know what you want and what you can achieve on your budget.

2. Don't go for funding from a bank or building society, seek help from an experienced IFA

3. Do ensure that you find land which has planning permission, don't buy it without it

4. Don't try to carry out the project on your own - seek professional help

5. Do check out the different types of property construction, timber frame or brick and block are the most popular

6. Don't rush into the project - take your time, make sure you consider taking on a project manager

7. Do make sure your property gets approval from the planning office and building control

8. Don't overspend on your project to early on or you may not be able to affrod to finish it

9. Do make sure you have all the correct certificates to make sure you can sell the property on to someone else.

10. Don't stay on the same mortgage when you are finished - checkout alternatives first


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