Increase the value of your property

Richard Max & Co can help you develop your property assets in a number of ways.

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When you want to redevelop a site, the commercial viability of a project can be significantly affected by the approach you take to obtaining planning permission.

Because property development in the UK is complex, it is vital that you adopt the right approach from the start.

We believe that to achieve a successful outcome you need to
  • View the application process as a campaign, starting with pre-application discussions and finishing with the permission
  • Submit the application properly with all relevant certificates, plans and supporting documents
  • Ensure the application is consistent with national and local planning policies
  • Monitor the application process to identify and deal with potential problems as they arise
By using Richard Max & Co's experience and expertise you will
  • Minimise expense
  • Avoid delays
  • Maximise your chances of a successful application

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Protecting and enhancing development potential

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Local Authorities typically review their Development Plan every five years. It makes good commercial sense, even if you have no immediate plans to develop a site, to monitor, as well as influence, policy changes that may affect property you own.

Richard Max & Co will help you play the long game when it comes to exploiting the local plan to your advantage. We can work with you to present your case both to Local Authorities and at local Plan Inquiries.


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Case Study



To obtain Planning Permission for a block of flats on an inner city urban infill site that had lain derelict for 10 years

Role of Richard Max

Analysis of local plan identified "over-development" as possible grounds for refusal.

Advice offered on the right balance of affordable housing and an appropriate Section 106 Agreement negotiated early in the process

Application vetted to ensure

  • well detailed drawings submitted
  • cogent planning justification and statement included
  • Certificate correctly completed including Notice served on electricity sub-station owner (only revealed as a result of a land registry search)


  • Application accepted with minor amendments
  • Project completed on time
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