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Can I buy or rent land from WDH?

You can buy or rent land from WDH for a specific purpose such as garden land or driveway.

Who do i contact?

First you need to contact the Development team on 01977 724425 or write to:

Development Manager
WDH 
Merefield House
Whistler Drive
Castleford
WF10 5HX

You will need to tell us the specific location of the land that you are interested in and how you intend to use it, for example: a bigger garden.  This will help us to make an initial assessment.

If, in principle, it is decided that an application can proceed, we will send you an application form to complete and return along with an administration fee of £200.  This fee is non-returnable whether or not your application is successful and covers our costs in processing your application. Payment can be made by a cheque made payable to Wakefield and District Housing Ltd, or phone OneCALL 0345 8 507 507 for other options.

Is there a cost?

Yes, apart from the non-returnable administration fee detailed above, you will be required to pay the sale price of the land or annual rental cost as the case may be, along with our surveyors and legal fees which are as follows:-

Land Sales

Surveyors fees are 10% of the value of the land subject to a minimum of £300.  This is to pay for the valuation and other work associated with the purchase.

Plan fee £125 for the preparation and provision of the sale plan

Legal fees are 10% of the value of the land subject to a minimum of £300 to pay for costs incurred in drawing up the legal documentation

Licence

Surveyors fees - £125.  This is to pay for the work associated with the letting.

Plan fee - £125 for the preparation and provision of the sale plan

Legal fees - £100 to pay for costs incurred in drawing up the legal documentation

Are there any areas of land I cannot buy or rent?

Yes there are areas of land that we might not want to sell, for example, an area with trees, as we want to keep the environment pleasant for the people who live there.

If you have had an application to buy land turned down then we may consider renting it to you instead and then issue you with a licence.

However, there are also some areas we will not want to sell or rent.

Licence terms and conditions

A licence does not give you a legal interest in the land, but gives you the right to occupy it, generally on a short-term or annual basis, paying rent yearly. The rental rate is calculated depending on the type of use and the size of the land and the agreement can be terminated by either you or WDH.

The process for renting land is the same as that for buying land. The administration fee and plan preparation fee are payable as above, however surveyors’ and legal fees are at a lower rate of £125 and £100 respectively.

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