Our solutions are driven by land assembly imperatives
Statutory and Contractual Compliance
Compulsory acquisition of land is governed by statutory procedures and rules at every stage of the process. These vary with the nature of the development and the procedural framework adopted. Compliance with these requirements is necessary to avoid successful challenge and to minimise objections and delays. There are also likely to be non-statutory obligations, for example, agreements with landowners which need to be honoured.
Our solutions can be configured to meet the requirements of any chosen procedural framework. Rules and procedures can then be enforced through workflow management software, which also provides an audit trail to prove the required processes have been carried out correctly. Non-statutory obligations can be identified and enforced in the same way.
The primary purpose of land assembly is to make land available for construction. Any delay can have an adverse impact on costs and revenues.
Our solutions identify exactly what needs to be done at each process stage. The required tasks can then be allocated and monitored through workflow management software. This allows quantities of work commenced and completed to be compared with estimates and the latest forecasts; resources can then be adjusted, as necessary, to achieve project milestones on time.
Relationships with landowners
The perception of being treated fairly forms the foundation of a good working relationship. Good relationships with landowners can reduce timescales, costs and risk associated with the land assembly process.
Our solutions ensure that all communications with landowners and their representatives, both formal and informal, can be recorded and thereafter accessed by anyone needing to engage with the landowner. This facilitates coordinated and seamless interaction, which minimises time and cost.
Our solutions also ensure visibility of comparable financial transactions. This allows variances to be investigated and, if necessary, adjusted.
Comparison of proposed budgets with earlier estimates is an important input into budget approval. Comparison of forecast and actual expenditure with budgets is essential for approval of forecasts and authorisation of payments. Properties which need to be purchased and their extents are subject to change throughout the land assembly process – this adds a further dimension to financial control processes.
Our solutions track changes to property requirements and can identify whether a requirement is a new or whether it supersedes an existing requirement. Spatial intersection, as well as comparison of other data, is used to achieve this. As a result, it is possible to compare latest forecast and actual expenditure to budgets and previous cost estimates, and to highlight possible reasons for any variances.