DevAssess Premium Commercial

DevAssess Premium Commercial establishes the development risk within 75m of the asset’s boundaries and reports on the development potential of the land/asset.

More comprehensive than DevAssess, this report is strongly recommended for commercial sites under 20 acres.

Over the last five years, 1/3 of our reports have exposed one or more high-risk sites within 75 metres.

In 2024, this stat is rising to over 40%.

DevAssess Premium Commercial is the must-have report for every risk-averse buyer.

If you’re a business purchasing a commercial property, it is crucial to understand the risks to that asset, even more so than when making a residential purchase. It is also important to understand alternative exit strategies if the business is required to sell that asset. The responsibilities of directors authorising a purchase of such an expensive asset should have transparency on all the risks associated with the purchase.

Although new to the market, our report is so insightful for commercial investments that a number of banks are already embedding it in their due diligence processes before lending.

Our DevAssess Premium Commercial report delivers a thorough analysis of a location, including crucial insight into the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) sites currently being considered for future allocation. It will also report on the current use of abutting properties.

Local development can alter views, reduce privacy, increase noise pollution, increase traffic volume, and risk local parkland, all of which will significantly reduce a property’s value and resale potential.

The report also identifies the development potential of the site. By exposing the hidden value, buyers can make a more informed investment.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEVASSESS PREMIUM COMMERCIAL REPORT?

  • Accessible, user-friendly content
  • Relevant planning history of the subject property
  • Includes the costs of planning data from Groundsure (RRP £117.00)

  • Identification of relevant historical planning applications within the search radius

  • Explanation of emerging and adopted Local Plan Policy

  • Identification of potential future development sites where no relevant planning history exists

  • Identification of land allocated for development where no relevant planning history exists

  • Detailed study of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)  sites currently being considered for future allocation

  • Study of current and potential traveller sites

  • A search for changes to nearby infrastructure

  • OS Mapping identifying potential development sites

  • Our professional opinion on the property’s development potential

  • Aerial Photography

  • Where we find an active or historical site, the evidence is also attached in the report appendix.

A DevAssess Premium Commercial report will be delivered in 3 working days.

Properties in dense urban environments are better suited to DevCity.

£500 +VAT

PLANNED AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENT CHANGES COMMONLY EXPOSED WITH DEVASSIST REPORTS

  • Greenbelt, farmland and community parkland development
  • Change of use developments

  • Road and access development affecting traffic volume, noise and long periods of roadworks

  • Extensions on abutting properties that will impact light to the subject property or will overlook the subject property.

Planned and current development changes
Planned and current development changes

HOW DEVASSESS PREMIUM COMMERCIAL HAS HELPED BUYERS

WHAT REPORT DO I NEED?

If you’re unsure which report is right for your property, talk to one of our team or visit Our Reports for an overview of each one.