Property Development

In a market that is can be erratic and uncertain, sound legal advice is a valuable business asset. Our experienced commercial-property solicitors work closely with you to maximise potential and reduce risk in office, industrial, retail and residential developments.

Our services encompass:

  • Pre-contract advice
  • Conditional contracts and options
  • Site assembly
  • Structuring joint ventures (involving landowner, builder, developer and end user)
  • Security documentation
  • Off-balance sheet, equity funding
  • Taxation (including VAT)
  • Consultants' contracts
  • Warranties and guarantees
  • Planning applications
  • Environmental issues
  • Devising and enforcing guarantees and warranties
  • Letting and sale documentation

We encourage clients to call us in when a development is being planned, before costly investment decisions have to be made. Discussing the acquisition with the vendors, their agents and members of your consortium means we can identify key issues, including planning and environmental considerations.

When development starts, we will ensure agreements are in place to define contractual obligations, control costs and clearly set out the timetable.

When the site development is completed, we will prepare the documentation for disposal, and settle the agreements relating to the management company and the leases or transfers.

If you would like more information or to discuss your development, please contact us.