Our residential development team has over 75 years’ experience in acting for house builders, which means that we provide an unparalleled understanding of the sector. At this stage, we have encountered all the likely problems and pitfalls of the residential sector. In an area that was decimated by the economic downturn, we continue to act for many house building firms that have survived the crash and many emerging companies.
Our specialist team advises our clients from initial site acquisition through to unit sales. This typically involves drafting and negotiating complex land acquisitions agreements, conditional purchase agreements, options and joint venture agreements.
Integral in development is the process of obtaining zoning and planning permission. We bring an in-depth understanding of the planning and rezoning process to our property development and investment clients.
Over the years, we have acquired a wealth of experience in providing our clients with commercial planning advice on the environmental issues inherent in residential development, commercial development and construction.
Also central to the development process are advices on environmental matters arising on brownfield sites - but also in respect of the Water Framework and Flood Directives and Appropriate Assessment in so far as it relates to the Habitats and Birds Directives and Natura 2000 sites.
We also advise on infrastructure documentation, including negotiation of wayleaves, easements and other rights to service and access projects.
Our clients also benefit from our detailed understanding of the "cradle to grave" acquisition, financing, development, construction and sales process.
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