Every month we feature a guest blog from our BEC members. This month we are delighted to feature Debra Long, of the Property Mentor.

It is essential to source planning consultants, architects, and other experienced property specialists when undertaking a development, expansion or improvement project of any proportions as their input and experience are paramount to the success of your project. To identify those property specialists who will add significant value to any project, a well thought out approach is often necessary.

Online Property Portals

One of the finest resources to help you identify a planning consultant, architect or property professional for your project are the online property portals in your region.

To locate a geographically-specific online property portals, all you need to do is to use a search engine i.e Google, ‘Planning Portal’ trailed by the area, and county you live in. Once logged on, you’ll be able to observe historical planning application data for the category and type of project that you wish to embark on.

You can easily search for previous individual applications with a location address or reference number for the type of work that you wish to start on. Typing in a description of your planned project will allow you to discover a broad range of applications. This can also prove to be useful for finding local planning applications for specific projects, for example, Flat conversions.

Successful Planning Applications

Having the right team of professionals to hand to lend their expertise on the Project will lead to Project success. If this is the case, you’ll only need to search for successful applications. These applications will provide you with the  assurance of the skills and expertise of architects, planning consultants and property professionals who have provided adeptness to different projects.

Property Specialists Contact Information

You’ll also be able to view personal contact information within the property portal alongside an individual successful planning application. Listed here will also be every Property Specialist who has historically tended their expertise to different and diverse developments.

Documentation in the property portal can also be reviewed to identify various Property Specialists. Here, you’ll discover countless details about other Property Professionals who have been directly involved with projects, alongside a variety of written reports that each one has assembled.

Property Specialists of Different Disciplines

Property portals provide the ideal resource to find architects, planning consultants, property professionals of all disciplines who have demonstrated their prowess by successfully writing reports on any projects like those that you’re about to embark on. If you require the expertise of a range of different property professionals with significant experience of similar successful applications in your area, property portals provide the ideal resource.

If you are in need of an architect, then come along to the next TPM Wigan – Worsley property meeting which will be held on Wednesday 28th November at The Holiday Inn Express, Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY

Manchester Architect Grant Erskine will be speaking about HMO’s, conversions and setting us a “beat the architect ” challenge alongside TPM expert service providers  Mathew Forshaw from Finton Doyle, Darren Simpson from Amathus FS, Andrew Williamson from HT Legal and Sharon Machon from Foxdog Properties.  Book at the link below and if it’s your first meeting use the promotional code Debra when booking on.

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