At the time I was being approached by a number of strategic land companies but was most impressed by Rosconn from the first. My initial meeting was with Dan O’Donnell, I very much enjoyed the meeting and liked his open and professional manner. It was clear to me that here was someone that I could work with and most importantly trust. I decided at that meeting to proceed with Rosconn. It turned out to be an excellent decision. From the outset Rosconn explained the route forward and never failed to keep me informed of any difficulties that arose. They were happy to discuss with me, and indeed listen to my opinion, of the best way forward. It was pleasure to conduct business in such a friendly and open environment.
During the process I had regular contact with both Dan and Nick Carr. Dan and Nick’s expertise and experience were striking both during the planning application phase and the eventual disposal stage. Their sensitive handling of local requirements and negotiations with a neighbouring landowner were particularly valuable. I would add that the team that lies behind Dan & Nick is clearly effective and professional.
I have very much appreciated my association with Rosconn who I found to be transparent and professional throughout our time working together. I am very happy to recommend them to others who wish to secure development. They have the art of making the difficult appear easy, which is no small achievement. If I have other land that I believe has development potential I would have no hesitation picking up the telephone to Rosconn.
This, although it sounded straightforward, was not. Eventually planning permission was applied for. Twice the council denied permission, so on sound advice from Rosconn, a written appeal was submitted. Appeals are notoriously complicated and without a guarantee of success, Rosconn skilfully negotiated and the appeal was won, a buyer found and contracts drawn up to exchange and complete.
Through no fault of their own, delays put us right into Covid lockdown and the collapse of the economy, leaving us without a signed deal. Thanks to the knowledge, personal relationships, professionalism and sheer determination of Rosconn, a few months into lockdown we saw a deal brokered with the existing buyer and the deal was back on.
In summary, Rosconn achieved a sale against what seemed insurmountable odds during an unprecedented pandemic – what had seemed impossible became possible.
Jane Badger & Sally Butler
We were introduced to Rosconn Strategic Land by my farm Agronomist. We enjoyed meeting Dan and Nick, their commitment blew the competition out of the water.
I found the backup supplied by the Rosconn team excellent and enjoyed the clarity of correspondence supplied.
I would not hesitate to recommend this team to handle the complex and laborious planning process associated with any project.
This culminated in the decision to employ Rosconn Strategic Land. All throughout the journey Rosconn advised me and guided me through every step of the process. Rosconn helped me with everything and in the end proved themselves as a Professional company and they get results.
Many thanks to Dan O’Donnell and ALL at Rosconn.
Their knowledge of all the foibles of local planners and of the tedious requirements involved in County Council and Borough regulations is impressive. Throughout the process the team showed resilience and an impressive amount of patience. Their forbearance won through and we are very grateful for it.
Rosconn is continuing to pursue planning for an adjoining piece of land on our behalf and I am confident that if anyone will be successful, it will be Rosconn Strategic Land.
From a professional point of view I have also acted for a client in the successful promotion of land for residential development. I found all dealings with Rosconn and their solicitors straight-forward and transparent in keeping the landowner regularly informed of developments.
From the outset, Dan and his team were efficient and approachable, in both completing the promotion agreement and during the planning process.
Rosconn’s attention to detail and willingness to use specialist consultants and barristers was instrumental in achieving a planning consent. The same attention to detail and timeliness was also shown during the marketing process and ultimately resulted in a successful outcome for all concerned.
Martin Sansom MRICS FAAV
The team are honest approachable and I have great faith in the product they offer to deliver results in a challenging planning system.
They were open about their costs. The negotiations leading to my final agreement to engage Rosconn were all conducted in a business but approachable manner with both parties prepared to consider the others position.
Once a planning permission had been secured, Rosconn conducted the negotiations with prospective developers in a skilful and expert way. With Daniel O’Donnell, I came to know that I could trust him to stick to a position once it was agreed and that if he promised to do or provide anything he would always deliver. His team also provided information and updates on a regular basis without prompt. For a private landowner that was to me a hugely important consideration.
The planning team, ably led by Nick Carr, brought in all the necessary expertise to put forward a well-supported and documented application. This was successful in getting an officer recommendation for approval but a Committee refusal meant a planning appeal and Inquiry. Rosconn assembled and briefed a top team of legal and technical advisers who put together a thorough, comprehensive and compelling planning case resulting in a successful appeal and planning permission.
Rosconn were very patient in their dealings and communications with us, as we had never experienced the world of property development and occasionally could not understand the jargon. Daniel and Nick were always available to either visit in our homes, or on the telephone, whether it be within the working week, or after hours in their own time.
We felt Rosconn were different as they were a small friendly company who was striving for the ne goal of success and we had a lot of faith in them.
Rosconn work as a team with each member having their individual input into each project and they have a marvellous network of experts to back up and
Rosconn can be highly recommended. During the process we felt Rosconn became an extended family member and we are still in contact with them.
Shirley Smith & Sandra Campion
I would have no hesitation in recommending Rosconn. They are extremely efficient, straight forward, approachable and easily contactable. As far as we were concerned, being local to us, was a great asset but I would suggest that anyone, from whatever distance, would be equally satisfied with the service offered.
Rosconn and their team always took the trouble to handle any issue with care. No question, however small, was overlooked. We were kept informed during every step of the presentation and I applaud them for an excellent service.
Jim & Bill Meadows
I am pleased to say that after a little tweaking, the document was quickly agreed, signed and completed.
Much to everyone’s surprise (certainly on our side of the fence) permission was granted extremely quickly and although we had some false starts in finding a reliable purchaser, terms were eventually agreed and the matter proceeded to a successful conclusion.
Although this was a business transaction, with both your clients and mine having their own criteria, it was in fact more akin to a partnership with you and I in particular acting as a team in the same way that our respected clients, who remained in constant contact throughout the transaction, formed decisions that both were happy with.
One of the features of the deal as a whole, was that at times it was very quick moving but almost invariably my clients had been made aware of any information which I forwarded to them by your clients, often personally and usually well in advance of the emails. Your clients’ attention to detail was quite extraordinary and although this came at a cost in terms of counsel’s opinions, indemnity policies and third party solicitor’s fees and the like, overall it enabled the transaction to proceed at a pace with answers always being available to questions and a Plan B always sitting on the shelf waiting to be activated.
I know that at the end of the day, this was a good deal for both your clients and mine but at no time did my clients harbour any thoughts whatsoever either in relation to your client’s fees (which were of course agreed at the outset) or the disbursements. Their comments were ‘they have done the work’ and that was an end to it.
This transaction has literally been a life changer for my clients and I know that yours have already been approached by another landowner on my client’s recommendations. Hopefully, the outcome of that transaction will mirror the last with perhaps an even smoother ride given the experience that we now all have from the last transaction.
My family and I are thankful that Rosconn saw our project through form start to finish with the upmost professionalism and high quality of service. Whenever we wanted an update meeting or just to talk through issues, the team would always point us in the right direction.
The Spencer family can highly recommend Rosconn Strategic Land to any landowner, they will not be disappointed.