Property development is a complex and often long process giving rise to a wide range of legal issues and challenges for developers. From land acquisition (including options, promotion and joint venture agreements) through the planning process and complex planning issues, construction contracts, planning obligations, infrastructure agreements and finance arrangements to eventual plot sales and management company set up, it is essential to seek specialist legal advice from experienced lawyers.
Our team can advise you from conception through to realisation of a project offering comprehensive services to developers, landowners and consortiums as well as local authorities, investors and pension funds looking for investment opportunities, working closely with you to understand your aims and identify the issues.
Our commercial lawyers can assist with assembly of a site free from any adverse title restrictions, negotiate agreements for the outright transfer of those sites or secure conditional contracts, rights of pre-emption or option agreements, discussing with you the most suitable vehicle to meet your development needs. We will advise you in relation to any overage or clawback provisions giving you clear and concise advice as to the implications of those obligations.
Our specialist planning lawyers will guide you through any legal issues encountered as part of the planning process including the lawful use of the site, interpretation of the planning history, advice regarding community infrastructure levy, negotiation of planning obligations and related highway agreements. We will support you throughout the development advising in relation to amendments to planning permission, deeds of variation to the planning obligations and any issues in relation to compliance with or breach of condition during the carrying out of the development.
Once developed our commercial property lawyers can also deal with disposal of any commercial units including outright sales, leases and tenancies whilst our dedicated and experienced residential conveyancing team can deal with your plot sales swiftly and efficiently in line with your requirements, putting in place suitable easements and rights in the transfer documentation and a sales pack for buyers to ensure a smooth transaction.
Our lawyers work together to ensure you receive appropriate advice throughout your project and realise your aims.
For further information or to discuss your individual requirements in further detail, our dedicated solicitors will be delighted to help.