Don’t shoot the messenger A few columns ago, I looked at the risks that lawyers take with their life and livelihood in some parts of the world, simply by going about their profession. Today, I want to look at another profession that can find itself – quite literally – in the line of fire: journalists.…
We provide a full service for developers on all aspects of a property development project, from planning and site assembly to practical completion and disposal.
Where advice is required at the planning stage of a project we assist in negotiation and settling of planning agreements, highway works and utility agreements, option or pre-emption agreements, conditional sale contracts and development agreements. We have particular expertise in advising on overage and profit participation agreements.
We co-operate effectively with the other parties involved. We advise on the preparation and negotiation of building contract documentation and professional team appointments. Where collateral warranties are required as part of a contract or appointment package, or for potential tenants, funders or purchasers, we advise on the preparation of acceptable forms of bespoke warranties and/or on negotiating standard trade or professional body generated forms of warranty.
We have the skills to provide advice on the disposal of a completed development, either as a discrete investment or to owner-occupiers. In addition we advise on development agreements with landowners, and on forward funding or forward sale agreements.