Purchase sites for development

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Purchase sites for development

Why or When would someone need this service?

If you are a property developer and looking to buy a site for development. This may include a residential property which you are intending to demolish and build on the land. 

How does this process work? What are the steps?

When buying a site for development there are a number of considerations:

Covenants:  are there any restrictions on building on the land or intensifying the number of buildings?

Easements: does the land benefit from the right of access to it when intensifying its use?

Is a scaffold licence required?

What utilities are available for connection?

When you instruct us we investigate the title and where possible carry out a site inspection and instruct commercial utility searches. We provide you with a comprehensive report on the title including issues in respect of covenants and easements. We provide you with a report on the searches.

If you are purchasing with the benefit of planning permission then we advise you on the requirements for the benefit of the planning permission to be passed to you.

The contract can be:

Conditional: for example you will only purchase the land if planning permission is granted and once granted the contract becomes unconditional

Unconditional: no conditions and a fixed completion date can be agreed

Option Agreement: you have an option to purchase the  property/land once planning has been granted. You do not have to exercise the Option if planning is granted

The contract can include an overage payment which is a requirement to pay to the seller an additional amount of money sometime in the future   

Finance: If you are seeking commercial finance then we can act for you and your lender will usually instruct their own solicitors.

How long does it take?

We usually arrange a site visit and instruct searches and review the documents within a week from receipt of instructions. These transactions usually require speed and efficiency and most are exchanged within four weeks from receipt of instructions.   

Is it expensive? How does the cost work?

We shall provide you with a fixed fee quote which will be subject to our terms and conditions. Each transaction is different and we shall provide you with a competitive quote.

What are the things people should consider before calling?

Financing the transaction and obtain accurate forecasts for the new build plots that are intended to be built

Planning process and how long it will take to obtain planning and whether a Section 106 Agreement or similar agreement will be required by the Local Authority.

Profitability of the transaction when taking into account the Community Infrastructure Levy, Section 106 Agreement payments/restrictions, costs for obtaining planning permission and any other associated costs.

Why are Grant Saw the best people for the job?

Maria Lati has many years’ experience in acting for property developers buying land for development and identifying the legal issues and finding solutions to enable the development to proceed.

 

Meet the Residential Property team
Ray Crudgington
Managing Partner
Managing Partner
greenwich
02083054224
ray.crudgington@grantsaw.co.uk
Maria Lati
Maria Lati
Partner
Partner and Head of Residential Property
blackheath
02083054229
maria.lati@grantsaw.co.uk
Mike Clary
Family
Partner and Head of Family
greenwich
02083054237
mike.clary@grantsaw.co.uk
Kalpa Prajapati
Partner
Partner and Head of Private Client
blackheath
02083053536
kalpa.prajapati@grantsaw.co.uk
Mario Savvides
Commercial Property
Partner and Head of Commercial Property
greenwich
02083053531
mario.savvides@grantsaw.co.uk
Sarah-Kate Jackson
Litigation
Partner and Head of Litigation
greenwich
02083054236
sarah-kate.jackson@grantsaw.co.uk
Adina-Leigh Collins
Litigation
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053556
adina-leigh.collins@grantsaw.co.uk
Aimal Gram
Commercial Property
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053524
aimal.gram@grantsaw.co.uk
Aisha Mohammed
Aisha Mohammed
Residential Property
Professional Support Lawyer
greenwich
02083054228
aisha.mohammed@grantsaw.co.uk
An Le Tran
Commercial Property
Professional Support Solicitor
greenwich
02083054226
anle.tran@grantsaw.co.uk
Ana-Maria Badeanu
Ana-Maria Badeanu
Corporate and Commercial
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053539
ana-maria.badeanu@grantsaw.co.uk
Angela Shaw
Angela Shaw
Private Client
Solicitor
blackheath
02083054234
angela.shaw@grantsaw.co.uk
Angus Young
Litigation
Solicitor
greenwich
02083054225
angus.young@grantsaw.co.uk
Atifha Aftab
Atifha Aftab
Family
Solicitor
greenwich
02083054238
atifha.aftab@grantsaw.co.uk
Bimal Kotecha
Litigation
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053523
bimal.kotecha@grantsaw.co.uk
Charlotte Warren
Charlotte Warren
Private Client
Solicitor
blackheath
02083054231
charlotte.warren@grantsaw.co.uk
Claire Mac Mahon
Litigation
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053537
claire.macmahon@grantsaw.co.uk
Deborah Taite
Residential Property
Solicitor
blackheath
02083053542
deborah.taite@grantsaw.co.uk
Emily Pearce
Residential Property
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053526
emily.pearce@grantsaw.co.uk
Georgia Beales
Litigation
Paralegal
greenwich
02083054206
georgia.beales@grantsaw.co.uk
Jeremy Brooks
Jeremy Brooks
Private Client
Solicitor
blackheath
02083053534
jeremy.brooks@grantsaw.co.uk
Joanna Godden
Notary Public
Notary
greenwich
02083083627
joanna.godden@grantsaw.co.uk
Lauren Smith
Employment
Paralegal
greenwich
02083053543
lauren.smith@grantsaw.co.uk
Maleeha Iqbal
Residential Property
Licensed Conveyancer
greenwich
02083054232
maleeha.iqbal@grantsaw.co.uk
Mandeep Clair
Family
Solicitor
greenwich
02083054235
mandeep.clair@grantsaw.co.uk
Michael Pope
Corporate and Commercial
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053540
michael.pope@grantsaw.co.uk
Michelle Pinnington
Michelle Pinnington
Residential Property
Solicitor
blackheath
02083054216
michelle.pinnington@grantsaw.co.uk
Noella Gooden
Noella Gooden
Employment
Paralegal
greenwich
02083053543
noella.gooden@grantsaw.co.uk
Raj Waghela
Raj Waghela
Residential Property
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053529
raj.waghela@grantsaw.co.uk
Randeep Thethy
Randeep Thethy
Residential Property
Solicitor
greenwich
02083054209
randeep.thethy@grantsaw.co.uk
Sarah Hogan
Sarah Hogan
Residential Property
Solicitor
blackheath
02083054214
sarah.hogan@grantsaw.co.uk
Simona Morina
Simona Morina
Litigation
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053521
simona.morina@grantsaw.co.uk
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Litigation
Solicitor
greenwich
02083053548
simone.gavioli@grantsaw.co.uk
Susan Collins
Commercial Property
Solicitor
greenwich
02083054200
susan.collins@grantsaw.co.uk
Tatiana Zenina
Tatiana Zenina
Private Client
Solicitor
blackheath
02083054239
tatiana.zenina@grantsaw.co.uk
Trisha Djemal
Trisha Djemal
Residential Property
Consultant Solicitor
blackheath
02083053546
trisha.djemal@grantsaw.co.uk
Tyrone Grant
Residential Property
Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement
blackheath
02083053522
tyrone.grant@grantsaw.co.uk
Denise
Accounts Staff
greenwich
02088586971
enquiries@grantsaw.co.uk
Helen Arney
Helen Arney
Support Staff
HR Manager
greenwich
02083054233
helen.arney@grantsaw.co.uk
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Support Staff
Head of IT
greenwich
02088586971
enquiries@grantsaw.co.uk
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Support Staff
Office Manager
greenwich
02083054204
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Accounts Staff
greenwich
02088586971
enquiries@grantsaw.co.uk
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Michael Tobin
Support Staff
Marketing and Business Development Manager
greenwich
02083053550
michael.tobin@grantsaw.co.uk
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Solicitor and Compliance Manager
greenwich
02083054222
laura.danquah@grantsaw.co.uk
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Support Staff
Customer Services
greenwich
02083054221
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