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Complete a jigsaw puzzle to complete a development


Greenwoods’ real estate team knows that a successful development is the culmination of land assembly and construction by a collaboration between experts who share a single aim: a sought-after development of commercial and/or residential and/or mixed-use properties.  It is a jigsaw puzzle and Greenwoods’ specialist lawyers are experts at gathering and placing all the pieces in the right places to complete the picture.

From the first to the last piece of the puzzle, our experienced development team will support and guide you.  If you are a landowner contemplating a development or a developer gathering together strategic land, we will structure and negotiate the necessary documentation including option agreements, conditional contracts, overage agreements and straightforward sale and purchase contracts.

Any problems relating to obtaining vacant possession of tenanted or occupied property can be addressed by our landlord and tenant and property disputes teams.  Our agricultural and rural business sector lawyers will advise on the complexities relating to agricultural tenancies and short-term crop licences.

Developers want to secure funding and deliver developments as quickly as possible.  We work with our construction team to ensure that the building contract, appointments and warranties meet the requirements of each of developer, funder and end user/buyer.  If any issues arise during construction, our contentious construction lawyers will address them to achieve the required resolution as quickly as possible.  Working together, the real estate team and our construction colleagues ensure that the real estate legal documentation reflects the practical and legal requirements for the construction of the development.

Our expertise in development and investment funding means that we understand the balance between lenders’ requirements and the commercial and practical issues facing developers/buyers.

Whether the development is commercial, residential or mixed-use, we have the knowledge and experience to find practical solutions to unexpected issues that might crop up at any stage of a development.

Once the development is complete, our lawyers with expertise in commercial landlord and tenant work or residential sales and lettings will work with the developer/buyer to secure sales or lettings.  We work closely with our clients to achieve a successful conclusion to the investment.

If you require any advice or assistance with a development idea, initial stages or an ongoing development please contact Alex Hutchings to talk through your needs and proposals.

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