Shropshire Council

Self-build homes - eligibility criteria and fees

Eligibility criteria

To register you must be:

  • Over 18 years old
  • A British citizen (or citizen within the European Economic Area (EEA), or a national of Switzerland)
  • An individual or group
  • Seeking to acquire a 'serviced plot of land' in Shropshire to build a house as your main residence
  • Have paid your annual subscription charge

If you don't meet all of the above criteria, you're not eligible to go on the register. 

Subscription charge 

We've now set up a charge for an annual subscription for those currently on the register, a renewal fee and a charge for any new subsequent additional registrations. These charges have been introduced to cover administration costs and time in maintaining the register, newsletters and introducing sites to potential self-builders. The charging applies over a rolling 12-month period.

The subscription fee will be an initial £30 plus VAT and will apply to everyone wanting to be added to our new register, which launched on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

The annual renewal fee to remain on the register for subsequent years will be £15 plus VAT. 

We'll contact everyone on the register each February to remind them that the renewal fee is due, and include instructions on how to pay this, as well as details of how to be removed from the register if you wish to be. This reminder will provide a deadline to renew, and anyone who we've not heard from will automatically be removed and will have to pay the re-registration fee of £30 plus VAT should they wish to go back on the register.

Already on our old register?

If you completed our previous survey and are already on the register, you should have received an email from us explaining the new charges, how to get on the new chargeable register and how to pay. Anyone who we don't hear back from by the end of May 2018 will be automatically removed.

How to pay the charge

You can quickly and easily pay your subscription charge using our secure online payments system by clicking on the green button below. Once you've made your payment, you'll need to come back to these pages to complete the online form to provide the information for the register itself.

Please be sure to make a note of your payment reference number as you'll need this to complete your new registration request.

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