We understand it is a difficult decision to entrust a third party with what is most often your biggest asset, but at Aspire we act with absolute integrity and trust, to ensure your property is in the right hands. 

At Aspire we can generally offer significantly above the current market value of your property. To do this we utilise an ‘option agreement’, which gives Aspire a right to purchase the property at an agreed price within two years, this allows us to achieve planning permission for a development. Whilst the option period is twenty-four months, most of our acquisitions of properties take between nine and fifteen months, from the date of signing the option agreement. 

For any current property owners that may be interested in working with Aspire. Below is the six-stage process, from sourcing a possible site through to a successful planning application. 

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Stage 1

Homeowner Approach 

Once our land acquisition team has located a possible site, we will contact the owner of the property or land. 


In most cases, a letter will be sent to you, and we will schedule a meeting to discuss our process.

Stage 2


We will conduct a full site assessment; before putting forward an offer for your consideration. 

The offer is presented on a ‘subject to planning’ basis, which is why we can offer a price above the current market value. 


If our offer is acceptable and you wish to proceed, both parties enter into an option agreement which is generally a period of 24 months. 

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Stage 3


Working in partnership with the Local Authority and the community is company policy; this is a crucial element to help achieve a successful planing application. 

We participate in Pre-Application meetings to develop a scheme that addresses the needs of the local area while ensuring that it blends into its surroundings. This evolves over the course of two to three meetings

Stage 4


Following positive Pre-App discussions, we will prepare a planning application for submission.


The application will include a full drawing set, community involvement and site surveys. This will then be decided by the local authority.

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Stage 5


If planning permission is refused, there may be an opportunity to appeal the decision.


Appeals are managed by independent arm of the Government appointed by the Secretary of State.


This process can take up to nine months.

Stage 6

Site Acquisition

We understand moving to a new house can be a stressful time, that is why we are very flexible on the date of your choosing to move.


This can be discussed with one of our colleagues.

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