Property development

Property development can be complicated and with many strands including planning, funding and environmental clean-up. It frequently involves building contracts, collateral warranties and pre lets. You will need a businesslike and experienced solicitor to guide you through the process to help you secure the right result.

We act for both developers of commercial sites and residential developers. Our experienced lawyers understand the complexities of planning and routinely deal with a whole range of planning agreements, often involving substantial payments. We act for clients buying land for development both with and without planning permission and regularly deal with options, both for land owners and prospective buyers. You may have land with development potential which you wish to realise in a tax effective and timely fashion. We frequently are involved in the negotiation of options, joint venture agreements and promotion agreements and are able to guide you through the process in an informed and straightforward manner. We have acted on substantial out of town shopping centres, on business parks, and, for residential developers, on schemes small and large. Whatever the size and nature of your project, we understand the process and ensure that you are fully aware of what is possible and realistic and the timeframes and costs involved.

Property development can often be very successful, whether you are a landowner obtaining planning consent or you are building warehouses, shops or homes. Property development however is not easy and we offer pragmatic advice which highlights the challenges as well as the benefits. Our lawyers appreciate that as property developers you need speed, dexterity and focus to ensure deals are concluded with all possible speed and on practical terms that suit you. We understand about cash flow and funding and above all, we remember that our role is to help you achieve your aims.