Our teams are specialists in acting for landowners considering selling their land for development. We understand that a development sale is your opportunity to maximise returns from a prized asset. We apply our expertise, experience and attention to detail to every legal aspect, from early-stage strategic advice, land promotion agreements and collaboration agreements between landowners through to sales via options and conditional and unconditional sale agreements.

Thrings lawyers work from every angle to ensure the deliverability and commerciality of projects and reach the potential of every scheme. We maximise the return for the landowner and protect interests in retained land by ensuring all necessary rights, agreements and covenants are contained in the transaction documentation.. Typically, this would involve ensuring the developer or promoter you contract with is under robust obligations to progress the planning aspects, safeguarding the value and utility of your retained land (e.g. through ransom strips) and acting on your behalf in relation to overage/clawback agreements, all of which can be highly complex to navigate.

We will work closely with you to ensure that your site is “sale-ready”; our experience acting for developers and housebuilders allows us to pre-empt many of the commonly encountered issues.


Rebecca Dixon

Legal Director 0117 930 9542

Usually, we will visit your site to fully understand the intricacies of each individual scheme and will work closely with you to understand and meet the unique objectives for your project.

We also draw from the expertise of the wider firm in the Thrings – including our Planning team, our Agriculture team, and our Private Client team to deliver straightforward, pragmatic advice at every stage on all aspects of your project.