Our full-service team of residential development solicitors provides strategic legal advice across a full spectrum of residential asset classes with nearly 100 experienced lawyers specialising in areas such as construction, planning, tax, property litigation and commercial and corporate matters.
Any residential scheme you pursue requires legal advisors at every stage of the project to work closely with you to help deliver commercial success, whether it's acquiring land or securing planning permission, appointing contractors, selling units or managing disputes.
Our housing and residential development team has the experience and understanding of the challenges and obstacles you might face, having acted for some of the most innovative and successful national house builders and developers and forward-thinking real estate investors. And for those investors and contractors whose core business isn't real estate, our knowledge means we can provide you with the guidance and insight you need to navigate this multifaceted sector.
We can advise on all aspects of housebuilding and affordable housing development work, from large-scale consortiums to public / private partnerships. We have a particular strength in managing high value property transactions and selling individual residential units, and act for eight of the top-ten national house builders.
We process around 5,000 plot sales per year for our housebuilding clients, either supporting their in-house teams during busy periods or managing the entire process on their behalf.
We also provide a fully rounded service for high net worth individuals focusing on due diligence and the protection and value of the asset. Much of our work for overseas investors is the acquisition of prime residential property in London.
Our housing and residential property development team has the experience and understanding of the challenges and obstacles you might face, having acted for some of the UK's most innovative and successful house builders and developers and forward-thinking real estate investors. Some of our past and current projects include:
ROYAL BOROUGH OF WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD
Advising on the procurement of a development partner for Maidenhead Golf Course to deliver 2,000 homes, a school and supporting infrastructure.
ST JOSEPH'S – THE BIRMINGHAM ARM OF BERKELEY GROUP PLC
Advising the housebuilder on its landmark Snow Hill Wharf 404-apartment new build scheme, which is being developed under a 250-year head lease from Birmingham City Council.
Advising a consortium of developers on the acquisition of 1,200 acres of land near Plymouth for the new town of Sherford.
U&I GROUP (AS PART OF JOINT VENTURE TRIANGLE LONDON DEVELOPMENTS (TLD)
Advising on the joint venture agreements between TLD and TfL on one of the first sites on the TfL Property Partnership Framework to deliver a £200 million development.
TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY, LLC (PART OF CBRE)
Advising on the acquisition of Telford Homes plc, completing due diligence on the Telford Homes portfolio.
LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET (LBB)
Advising on the £4 billion Brent Cross Cricklewood Scheme that will transform 373 acres of land, provide 7,500 homes and 450,000 sqm of commercial space.
Legal services for the residential development sector
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The commercially-minded, innovative and pragmatic lawyers in our real estate team work alongside many of the market's most successful companies, delivering numerous high-profile development projects, advising throughout their lifecycle from start to finish. For more information on how we can support you with your next project, contact our team today.
Partner, Head of Housing Development and Regeneration