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Property Development Advice from Experienced Solicitors

Our large and experienced team of property development solicitors can advise you on all aspects of property development and the regeneration process, from site acquisition and planning applications to construction and disposals of residential property, commercial property and leisure units.

Whether you are a property developer, a landowner selling a development opportunity or an investor or occupier procuring construction of a bespoke building, we can tailor our legal advice to meet your requirements.

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Our Approach to Property Development Projects

Our starting point is to identify the commercial objectives of your property development project and to identify possible impediments or risks to achieving them. We will work with you to resolve title glitches, address risks from historic uses, advise on enforceability of land rights or covenants and on regulatory compliance to help ensure a smooth redevelopment process from start to finish.

We have a large and dedicated team based across our LondonWatford, Bristol and Birmingham offices with wide ranging legal expertise and experience advising on property development projects of all sizes and complexity.


An Integral Part of Your Property Development Team

We provide more than just advice on property development projects and the law. Working closely with you as members of your team, we will support you throughout your project, from first concept to completion of the final sale.

We are a full service commercial law firm and pride ourselves on providing a first class, jargon free legal service on property development projects with transparency on fees and competitive rates.


Legal Advice for Property Developers

For residential and commercial property developers, we ensure that all aspects of the process are handled for you with a clear view to future marketability and sustainable management of the completed development.


Securing Value for Landowners

For landowners, our goal is to ensure that you achieve value for money, a pragmatic balance of risk and reward for both parties; and a share in future development value through overage or geared leases.


Legal Support for Investors and Occupiers

For property investors and occupiers our focus is to negotiate robust terms with commercial property developers, contractors and suppliers on the key elements of the contract that ensure quality of construction, timescales and cost.


Our Property Development Legal Expertise

Our property development solicitors have wide ranging experience and access to expertise across the full range of legal disciplines affecting the sector. We can help you with:

  • Effective structuring of the transaction, including property development vehicles, joint ventures, corporate structures, limited liability partnerships and tax advice.
  • Site assembly (including compulsory purchase), strategic land options, collaboration agreements, joint ventures and conditional contracts.
  • Procurement strategies and implementation, including mechanisms for maximising competition and minimising the risk of challenge.
  • Planning promotion, planning applications, appeals and environmental assessment.
  • Drafting and negotiating property development agreements, funding agreements, forward funding arrangements, construction contracts, consultant appointments and warranties.
  • Managing ecological and nature conservation issues and environmental risk, including contaminated land.
  • Plot sales, preparing commercial and residential estate disposal documentation. This includes fair (but robust) and clear drafting of estate leases and transfers to create an integrated and self-sustaining management regime that will engage commercial occupiers and residents.
  • Property dispute resolution, litigation and managing the fall-out from insolvency.

For specialist legal advice and support from experienced property development solicitors, please contact Watford partners David Marsden on 01923 919 303, or David Power on 01923 919 304.

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Meet the Team

Our large and experienced team of property development solicitors can advise you on all aspects of property development and the regeneration process.

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David Marsden - Property Development Partner at VWV
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David Bird - Partner & Planning Law Solicitor at VWV
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