We advise both developers and landowners on a diversity of arrangements and issues arising from prospective development. Our long experience working with a wide range of clients enables us to understand both the needs of the developer and the landowner, and this makes our skills and expertise unique in our ability to deal with all areas of property development and from both sides.
We regularly provide practical and strategic advice on acquisitions and disposals of both freehold and leasehold, commercial, residential or mixed-use developments including:
- all forms of options and conditional contracts;
- overage/clawback provisions;
- leasehold development agreements;
- rectification of title deficiencies;
- site assembly;
- disposals through pre-let arrangements;
- consortium agreements;
- infrastructure agreements;
- joint venture agreements.
Our ability to offer linked construction and planning advice allows us to provide a complete professional service to our developer and landowner clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical and commercial advice in this highly complex area.
We are accustomed to working with specialist surveyors, planners, accountants and lenders to achieve outstanding results for our client. Our strong network of professional contacts allows us to point clients in the appropriate direction when other advice is required, for example, land valuation.
We also run workshops and seminars for surveyors and other property professionals to increase their understanding of some of the many complexities of this area of the law.
We offer an integrated litigation service and a professional "plot sales" service to those of our clients who need them.
Acting for a commercial developer on the acquisition of a 10 acre business park for redevelopment
Advising the major private landowner in partnership with a developer and the Local Authority in connection with arrangements for the proposed future outhern
Development Area of Swindon
Acting on the sale of a number of former paper mill sites (up to 120 acres) as “oven ready sites” for redevelopment.
Acting on the acquisition (by pre-let and freehold) of sites on major industrial parks for large buildings (300-400 square feet) for use as waste to energy power stations conditional on environmental and planning permits.
Acting on the acquisition of a large site on M25 for materials recycling facility