Property Development Legal Services

Property Development Legal Services


Our property development solicitors act for clients throughout the entire life cycle of a development project. From land acquisition to plot sales, we provide specialist legal advice at each stage. We can advise on contracts with or without planning, infrastructure agreements with statutory undertakers/Local Authorities, finance arrangements and management company formation.

We provide legal services to property developers, landowners, investors, and consortiums, working closely with clients to understand their objectives. To highlight potential issues early on and find solutions that are both practical and commercial. Our aim is to provide a personalised service tailored to each client and minimise risk and maximise value.

We can advise and assist you with:

  • Pre-contract negotiations and drafting Heads of Terms
  • Confidentiality/Exclusivity agreements
  • Conditional and unconditional contracts for the sale of land
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Funding agreements
  • Construction agreements
  • Option agreements
  • Overage and clawback agreements
  • Section 38, 104, 106 and 278 agreements
  • Licence to underlet or alter
  • Warranties and guarantees
  • Drafting new leases and transfers of part for new builds and conversions

We will support you through all stages of the development process and advise on ancillary topics ranging from compliance to data protection.

Where possible we carry out a site visit to check the boundaries, title and advise on the impact of restrictive covenants and easements.

Plot Sales

We work closely with clients to prepare the relevant documentation with the overarching aim of saving time and reducing costs. Our legal experts will carry out a site visit during the construction phase and ensure the documentation produced reflects the circumstances and intentions of both the client and scheme. We assist clients with obtaining estate plan approval from HM Land Registry and drafting leases and transfers accommodating multiple housing types including the need for social housing. We ensure there is a comprehensive contract pack readily available for any purchasers and their respective solicitor or conveyancer to ensure a smooth sales process.

Recent Client Projects

Case study 1

Advising the housebuilder throughout the development phases including land acquisition, planning, section 278 agreement, and plot sales. The scheme comprised of residential flats with the benefit of Help to Buy, freehold houses, social housing, and commercial premises in the heart of Upper Tooting.

Case study 2

Advising the developer on a mixed-use development from acquisition of the land to plot sales delivering residential 14 units and a commercial shop on the ground floor at the centre of Mottingham.

Case study 3

Advising an investor on the sale of land with the benefit of planning permission to build a new residential dwelling including negotiation of the contract and transfer of part, reviewing plans, and assisting with replies to enquiries.

Case study 4

Advising the client on the sale of part of land for proposed development. Negotiating and drafting Heads of Terms. Drafting Contract for sale of part with overage provisions, overage deed and transfer of part. Separate contract with sale of part of one existing residential dwelling.

Case study 5

Drafting new leases for a conversion of a building and subsequent sales.

To discuss your requirements, please click here to contact us or call us on 020 8858 6971.