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Our property solicitors represent commercial clients in the acquisition or sale of land and buildings for major development projects.

We can assist with the conveyancing transaction, and also negotiate and implement a land purchase agreement that will protect developers and enable them to utilise the land to generate maximum return on investment.

Land development risk management solicitors

Our solicitors take the time to understand your commercial objectives and consider all the risks that the development project entails. The resulting contract will, therefore, fully reflect your objectives and protect you from any risks should the development not go to plan, including issues such as planning permission denial.

We provide a full service for transactions, from pre-contract negotiation and due diligence to warranties and guarantees, financing arrangements, and completion.

Our team of solicitors can also advise you on dealing with site set up following a purchase, sale or lease of the completed units on the development to the end buyers.

In addition, they can also provide you with legal support in securing any funding requirements, including advising on bank funding to purchase or fund the development and forward funding or forward purchase arrangements.

For ensuring that the project can legally proceed, our network of experts can also assist with statutory agreements under the relevant planning or highway regulations. These include:

  • Section 106 Agreements
  • Section 104 Agreements
  • Section 278 Agreements
  • Section 38 Agreements

Having built strong working relationships with national planning consultants, selling agents and other professional advisers, we are well-positioned to streamline your project timescales and minimise costs.

Our experience spans a wide range of projects, including:

  • Housing developments
  • Agricultural developments
  • Warehousing and storage facilities
  • Retail and leisure
  • Energy, including wind, solar and biomass

Frequently working with developers, investors, and individuals across the UK, we have developed a national reputation for land sales and purchases for retail, leisure, commercial and industrial purposes.

We have a particular specialism in providing legal support and advice to some of the UK’s largest developers, including Henry Boot and Bowmer + Kirkland and have been legal advisers on many flagship developments throughout the country, including prime town centre developments.

Some major projects we have contributed to include:

  • Acted for the owner / developer of a major new retail development valued up to £5m in Mansfield to negotiate the proposed lease for a conditional agreement with a major anchor tenant supermarket chain
Janet Rhodes
Partner & Head of Commercial Property
01332 226 155 Email Janet Rhodes

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