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Projects in Property: The business of residential property development

Projects in Property: The business of residential property development


Ever passed a plot of land and thought - that would make someone else a nice home? Then this is the book that will help you turn that thought into a business.

Denis Minns has over 40 years experience in property development both for large corporations and for his own business. He has now distilled that wisdom into a book that sets outs what you need to know to start and manage residential building projects successfully.

Denis covers, in an approachable, personal style, the whole range of considerations you need to tackle: from finding the right plot and the options for financing your project to working with professionals and marketing the finished development. Along the way he explains the jargon and provides hints on what the planners might look for in your project. An invaluable library of template documents brings his guidance to life, helping you embark on a project with the tools you need close at hand.

The need for new homes is increasing by the day. By sharing his own knowledge, the author hopes many more people will invest in new residential developments as a route to their own future prosperity and for the good of society too.

About the author

Denis Minns is a chartered surveyor and a specialist in property law. He has been developing projects in property for over forty years both speculatively and for housing associations and custom build clients.

Prices & formats

  • Published October 2023
  • Hardback
  • £35 + £4 P&P
  • ISBN: 978-1-7391349-5-2


The book covers all aspects of residential property development:

1 - What is property?
2 - The property mantra
3 - The business of residential property development
4 - Finding and acquiring a development project
5 - Designing the residential development project
6 - Valuing the site for the project
7 - Land use planning
8 - Project planning
9 - Building regulations
10 - Choosing construction methods and finishes
11 - Funding and finance
12 - Legal requirements of a development project
13 - Construction of the project
14 - Health and safety in development projects
15 - Services to and from the development
16 - Property taxes
17 - Marketing and sales
18 - Building projects to let
19 - Project management for housing associations and custom build for clients
20 - Disputes between parties in development and construction

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