Identifying prime sites for your future developments

We lift the burden of site sourcing for housebuilders and developers

Save time
on searches

Get clarity on land opportunities

Work with a land agent you can trust

Isn’t your pipeline too important to risk opportunists?

When the future of your business hinges on the strength of your development pipeline you need a constant stream of potential sites to assess. But site sourcing takes time and significant resources. You don’t have capacity to source opportunities yourself 24/7, so you need reliable information from your land agent – not overstated potential.  That’s why we work with complete transparency and always have your best interests at the heart of what we do.

Expand
your reach

Our experienced team of land agents have expert up-to-date insight into immediate, mid and long term property development opportunities as they emerge.

Have the
full picture

You’ll have full disclosure on every opportunity we investigate for you.  Our success is testament to our open and honest approach which is appreciated by landowners and clients alike.

Win over landowners

As independent land agents, landowners have confidence in our no-nonsense way
of working and our commitment to introducing responsible buyers who can offer viable options.

Richard West Managing Director, Reside Developments

"Reside Developments has worked with Searls Land for many years and it's a pleasure to acknowledge the exemplary service the company provides . The team takes great pride to ensure that the key professional markers for the company are upheld at all times with due diligence, best advice, market knowledge and keen attention to detail always at the forefront.  Tim and his team are experts in their field of land search, acquisition and disposal and every time we engage their services we are always confident that our stringent criteria will be met.  A further plus of working with Searls Land is the extraordinary sense of humour and fun they bring to what can sometimes be challenging projects. "

Chris Chiles
CEO, Elivia Homes

"Elivia Homes have utilised the services of Searls Land over the past few years and have acquired a number of prominent development sites as a direct result.  The service they provide is exceptional with all negotiations dealt with in a diligent, proactive and above all, professional manner. A highly valued contact. 

Mr Colin Shopland and Mr Frank Wilde
Trustees of Leatherhead Social Club, Leatherhead, Surrey

" From beginning to end of a sometimes problematic marketing and sale process we found Tim and Dan to be professional, diligent, polite and flexible. As trustees of the club, we have no hesitation in recommending their services. "

Richard Evans Land & Planning Director, Sunley Group

"I have worked with Searls Land over many years and they have been instrumental in securing a number of land deals for Sunley.  Tim and his team have a wealth of contacts and experience, together with an excellent knowledge and understanding of the market at any particular point in time.  Tim’s good humour is also invaluable and I would highly recommend instructing Searls to assist with any land and planning issues. "

Have confidence in your land opportunities

You can’t afford to risk using third party site sourcers that fail to produce the options you need. That’s why at Searls Land we work on a no-sale no-fee basis – because we have complete confidence our team can deliver as promised. We make it our business to identify opportunities, and to understand the landowner’s expectations, desires and motivations for a sale so that any offer submitted to the landowner is reflective of their wishes and needs.

Immediate support

We take time to understand housebuilder, developer and promoter requirements and draw on a wealth of National and regional planning experience to identify residential and mixed-use projects and land with potential for all types of development. Our team can assist with immediate site sourcing and take care of landowner approaches and negotiations for you.

Strategic support

Using the latest search technology, our strategic team identifies areas of land that with potential for future development and undertakes a series of thorough investigations to establish the land’s physical and planning suitability, before making direct contact with landowners and potential buyers and negotiating on your behalf.

Stress-free one-stop development package

Searls Land has launched a groundbreaking collaboration with Stubbings Property Marketing to provide developers with market-leading expertise – from acquisition to delivery. This comprehensive assistance package takes the headache out of juggling all the tasks and drives your project to a successful conclusion faster.

Where terms are agreed, more than 98% of our sales and acquisitions complete– because we know who, how and when to place your proposition in front of the people who will offer best value – and be in a position to see it through.  

Straight-talking independent land agents you can rely on.

No false promises. No unnecessary delays.

Searls Land has been established as an independent land agent since 2010, with a combined industry experience of 100+ years across our team. Our specialist land experts are highly skilled in land acquisition and land sales and have built strong relationships with a comprehensive network of trusted buyers covering all aspects of residential and mixed-use development – all of who can be relied upon to deliver what is agreed.

Housebuilders and land promoters turn to Searls for land acquisition

Targeted land acquisition to keep your pipeline flowing

  • 1 Schedule a meeting - Arrange an introductory meeting with one of our expert land managers on a day and time that suits you. We’ll establish your site requirements and approach strategy.
  • 2 We’ll compile a list of sites - After listening to your needs, a portfolio of sites will be identified with a basic level of due diligence carried out on each.
  • 3 Pick the land that will work best for you - Choose the land opportunities you want to pursue and Searls Land will approach the landowners of the selected sites to understand how you can best meet their needs and secure a sale.

Selling Land with
planning consent

Our experienced land agents manage the sale of land where planning permission is already agreed, sourcing reliable buyers from a vast network and negotiating the sale of your site in accordance with the terms that matter most to your individual needs.

Selling Land with clear
planning potential

We manage the optimisation and sale of land sitting within the settlement boundary that offers potential for all types of development including urban extension, brownfield redevelopment, garden assembly, town/city infill sites, air space opportunities and building conversions.

Selling Land with
unknown potential

Our strategic land experts manage more complex longer-term land sale opportunities, where an investigation may be required to establish the land's physical and planning suitability before your site can be marketed.

Don’t risk missing out on opportunities while you’re busy chasing the dead leads. Schedule a call with Searls Land and let us take away the headache of site sourcing so your pipeline never runs dry.

Your Questions Answered.

How do you help housebuilders develop their pipeline?

At Searls Land, we understand the importance of a steady stream of viable development opportunities. That’s why we actively search for land that aligns with your specific needs and goals. We work closely with you to understand your vision and development objectives, tailoring our approach to ensure you have options for land that will fuel the growth of your project pipeline.

How does Searls Land attract landowners?

Building trust is paramount at Searls Land. We achieve this through transparent communication, fair assessments of potential value and a proven track record of successful partnerships. Significant numbers of landowners over the years have entrusted us to unlock the potential of their land through responsible development, achieving their goals while contributing to the community. We believe in creating win-win partnerships and collaborating with landowners to build projects that benefit everyone involved.

What strategies do you use to find potential development sites?

Proactive networking and market analysis are key to our success. We actively engage with stakeholders and local authorities to stay ahead of emerging opportunities. Cultivating strong relationships with landowners, agents and industry professionals is another cornerstone of our strategy, gaining us access to exclusive leads and ensuring we’re always at the forefront of potential development sites. All approaches we make to landowners are polite, comprehensive, and informative which results in a strong response rate.

Who do you acquire land for?

Our expertise extends to a range of clients, including national, regional and local housebuilders, residential & commercial land promotion companies, care providers and housing associations. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs and objectives of each client, ensuring the acquired land perfectly aligns with their development goals and contributes to the project’s success.

What experience do you have in land acquisition?

Since we established the business in 2010, our team at Searls Land has led the way in land acquisition for the south of England. Led by founder Tim Searl, who has personally secured land for many of our most successful clients. Our team possesses a deep understanding of the complexities involved in acquiring and selling land, negotiating great deals for both landowner clients and house builder/promoter clients alike. Our Land Managers know the ins and outs of the sale and acquisition process, and their knowledge & experience allows them to navigate the challenges, mitigate risks and secure prime opportunities for our clients.

What areas do you cover?

Our geographical reach spans across the south of England, including – but not limited to – Surrey,  Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent and some areas of south west London. We have expertise in both urban and rural environments across our operational area, allowing us to identify and source prime development opportunities tailored to the unique characteristics of different locations. This broad coverage empowers us to serve the differing needs of housebuilders and promoters.

I'm a new developer. Can you help me source land?

Let’s chat. We’re here to help developers and housebuilders acquire land suitable for your projects, offering guidance on market trends, potential opportunities and support throughout the entire acquisition process. Our goal is to be a valuable partner, facilitating your journey and helping you establish a solid foundation for successful and sustainable projects. We make sure you have all the knowledge and information needed to reach a fair agreement for the purchase of your next development site.

How do you approach landowners?

Respect, transparency and clear communication are at the heart of our approach to landowners. We initiate contact openly, writing personal letters to each landowner we work with, outlining our interest in their land and the potential for development. Fair negotiation and honest dialogue are our priorities, ensuring landowners feel confident and informed throughout the process. This approach has proven successful in building positive relationships and securing land for mutually beneficial development opportunities.