The first step in sourcing land for development is conducting extensive research regarding the type of development to be undertaken, and the most suitable type of land for purchase in accordance with this. Any other relevant investigations should also be completed. Following this, interest should be registered with all relevant parties, including land agents, brokers, planning consultants, and real estate agents.

Property sections of publications such as both local and national newspapers and magazines should be frequently checked, alongside property sales websites. Setting email notifications for property uploads may assist with keeping track of properties new to the market online.

Land purchasing opportunities may also be found at specialist auctions, which may be accessed through both private inquiries, and government authorities.