Real estate lawyers for property developers.
Bespoke expert advice in all aspects of commercial and residential development.
Property development advice from sector experts.
As a commercial developer you will want to make sure your projects are completed to time and budget, and that your risks are mitigated as far as possible.
Our experienced team has advised on a wide range of development projects from the simple and fast-paced, to some of the most complex which span across multiple sectors. These include student accommodation projects, build to rent, extra care, infrastructure (e.g. data centres and renewable energy, sports stadia), residential, commercial office and retail.
We not only understand the issues arising from development projects and the sectors in which you operate but we also take time to understand your business. This allows us to provide you with bespoke legal advice which is commercially attuned and focuses on solutions rather than simply highlighting problems.
Some of the main legal areas we advise on are:
We advise on structuring joint ventures, both incorporated and unincorporated, to best reflect your commercial objectives and exit strategy whilst minimising tax leakage.
We advise private, commercial and institutional landowners and developers on the promotion and disposal of land for development projects. We are experts in maximising value from development and are well versed in issues of access, ransom and equalisation.
Roads and services
We advise on all aspects of section 38, section 278 or section 104 agreements to ensure there are no delays to the construction phase or impediments to the funding or operation of the development.
Planning and section 106 agreements
Planning is critical to the financial viability of any development and our experts can guide you on the process and negotiate any planning agreements.
Buying, funding and selling sites
We carry out in depth due diligence of the site and highlight any issues which may compromise or prevent the successful funding, construction and sale of the development. This process is rigorous and requires experienced development lawyers.
Land options and conditional contracts
We have extensive experience on advising on various forms of land options and conditional contracts to ensure the commercial objectives of the deal are reflected and to give the parties clarity, particularly in relation to time critical obligations, acceptable planning consents and payment structures.