Development of Land – Residential
Alistair advises house-builders and developers on site-acquisitions via options and conditional contracts, often involving complex planning, valuation and infrastructure provisions. He retains a key role in property due diligence ensuring that material issues are flagged and mitigated at an early stage. Post-acquisition, Alistair remains involved with infrastructure agreements (e.g section 38 and section 104 agreements) and estate set-up leading into to handover to the firm’s dedicated plot sales team.
Alistair has extensive experience acting for land promoters in respect of promotion agreements.
Alistair also acts for land owners selling land for development and entering into planning promotion agreements and is able to provide sensible and pragmatic advice based on his in-depth knowledge and experience in the sector.
Development of Land – Commercial
Alistair has extensive experience acting on behalf of commercial developers on all stages of commercial developments projects including: title due diligence; site acquisition contracts and options; agreements for lease for pre-lets; infrastructure issues; development and funding agreements; estate/service charge set-up and disposals.
Alistair has worked on multi-million pound development projects in the logistics, industrial and retail sectors.
Landlord and Tenant
Alistair acts for both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial lease negotiations and has a wealth of experience dealing with high value leases of strategically important premises. His approach to lease negotiation is to try to achieve a reasonable balance between both parties so that there is an institutionally acceptable lease in place, but which meets the tenant’s operational requirements.
Alistair has worked closely with corporate clients to produce, maintain and adhere to standardised lease requirements across lease portfolios.
Alistair has experience of lease-renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, closely collaborating with property litigation colleagues in relation to court procedure, witness statements and deadlines.