Each piece has to be carefully put together to create the development end-product as a success for all parties.
Whether you are the first piece of the puzzle: a landowner whose property could be developed at some point in the future; or the very important last piece, the buyer or tenant who will occupy the completed house, office, shop, warehouse or factory, or anyone in between, we can help you see the whole picture and advise you on your part in it.
Our Development team has a huge amount of experience in commercial, mixed use and residential developments of all sizes and can assist you, whichever piece of the puzzle you are.
We have a wealth of experience in acquisitions and strategic land assembly so can act from the very first moment a development is contemplated. Often the land is farmland and our agricultural and rural team understand all of the complexities involved in securing vacant possession or short term crop leases for example. If not farmland, the land is often tenanted and our landlord and tenant team and property disputes team are able to advise on all elements of bringing tenancies to an end and securing vacant possession of occupied properties.
For our developer clients we know how important it is to get the product delivered and funding secured. We work side by side with our construction team to ensure the documentation delivers the results required and to the right standard. This is also hand in glove with funder requirements which are often key to getting the development off the ground, and the team has an enormous amount of experience in property finance and will work closely with our corporate colleagues on all banking advice.
In development, anything that can happen frequently does and so we are used to thinking on our feet and creating solutions to practical problems. If something really goes wrong, our property disputes colleagues are on hand to advise and help to resolve any dispute. We also have excellent contentious construction advice available from our construction colleagues if anything goes wrong on site and you need to look to your remedies. This also means we are well placed to jump in and assist if you are experiencing difficulties on a development which has already started – we have the tools to try and get you back on track.
We have an excellent regulatory team who can advise on environmental regulation, health and safety and fire safety along with a wealth of other topics.
When the development is up and running the key aim for developer and funder alike is to secure the sales or lettings and we have experts in both commercial landlord and tenant and residential sales and lettings who understand the need to deliver on this final piece of the development puzzle to make it a success.
Whether you are in the initial stages of a development idea, halfway through or in the final stages we can help. If you get us involved at the outset, we can advise you on the sale and purchase contract including negotiating any conditions, or option agreement, development agreement, forward funding arrangements, any overage deeds or restrictions, lease terms either on pre-lets or a leaseback arrangement and all ancillary matters such as planning obligations and adoption agreements for roads and sewers. If you come to us later we can focus on delivering the end results. Either way, we would be more than happy to be on your team.