In Land Insight HQ we obsess about making the land market more efficient and effective by creating tools to make it easier to find land with development potential.
In our latest drive to push down the barriers to finding good development opportunities, we have created a system that lets you access more of our product, at a cheaper price.
With our referrals program, not only do we reward you for bringing more of your network on to Land Insight, but we reward you for trying. Here’s how it works:
For each new person you invite to Land Insight who signs up for a free trial, you will receive 100 Ownership Credits. Simple. If they don’t become a paying user: it’s no big deal, the act of them having a free trial is enough to give you the credits.
If the person you invited does become a paying customer, we give you a free month use of the product. This is added as account credit at the equivalent value to the month they signed up for.
We give them -25% off the first month as a bonus.
That’s it, other than one quick word of warning: once someone is on the platform, you cannot invite them again, so make sure you invite your network before someone else does.
Here’s how to do it:
If you don’t already have an account, make one here
Log in to your accounts page on Land Insight ( HERE ) > and go the referrals link (or just click HERE )
Fill in the name, address and email of your friend and hit “refer”.
Sit back and wait for your credit to arrive. It couldn’t be more easy.
Alongside going nationwide with our product this month, we have also introduced a new £50/month pricing tier. Now anyone can access un-precedented levels of land ownership transparency, served up through our easy to use interface. Give up on using clunky interfaces and annoying payment methods – get instant access to free ownership records on our map now.
There are a couple of important details to note. First of all, by “nationwide” we mean England and Wales. The second important point to note about our nationwide data is that we have not included planning applications. Planning applications are a core part of our product and we will be releasing these in stages across England and Wales over the coming months.
So, what can you do with additional land ownership transparency? As the image shows, you can now see who owns what land in an area. Among other benefits for land finding this allows you to:
Easily see the boundaries of a site without buying site plans
Spot problem boundaries and ransom strips
See who has an interest in a site before buying title deeds
Get a good idea of the density of an area and where more could be added
View all of the council owned land in your area
Spot where companies are potentially land banking
Our new pricing tier allows use in England and Wales for only £50. Other than the planning applications, this includes all data, tools, features, mapping – like Ordnance Survey’s Mastermap – and the “sites” area, in which you can save all the places you like the look of. These features work together to streamline your land finding and assessment process.
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Our CEO, Jonny, once again finding a place to spout his mouth off 😉 , ahem, to wax lyrical about property and technology. This time his article is in the Estates Gazette where he talks about the new waves of data that are entering the property industry and how they will change patterns of site finding behaviour.
Official information about land ownership is crucial when searching for a suitable plot of land. That’s where the Land Registry comes in.
In September, the Land Registry released open data relating to boundaries of freehold land and property. This is what is known as the INSPIRE Index polygon data.
The map below shows what this index data (in red) looks like when overlaid on-top of Open Street Map data (in green).
This open data provides valuable information that we never had access to before. The Land Registry will be releasing a free tool so anyone can search a map to identify registered and unregistered land. Let’s hope the all the data behind the free tool will be available as open data.
At Land Wiki we’re going to show land boundaries as part of our open and editable map, so identifying and discussing land is much easier. We’ll be combining this with our large database of plots of land.
Update (17/01/2014 ): Unfortunately due to license restrictions by Ordnance Survey, the Land Registry INSPIRE data is not truly open. This means it would be too costly to pay royalties to Ordnance Survey for a free website, so Land Wiki cannot use this data. Some details are available on the INSPIRE FAQ page. We’ll be campaigning to get Ordnance Survey to change their license.