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Real Estate Development

Our development lawyers bring together the full range of our real estate experience and knowledge, working closely with our client to help plan and deliver the project.

We work with public and private sector clients – some familiar with the development process, some not - on regeneration schemes, mixed use developments and one off projects, from cradle to grave. We advise on aspects such as:

  • agreements with investors, purchasers and tenants
  • avoiding and resolving disputes
  • construction issues, from demolition and construction through to dealing with defects
  • funding, both debt and equity
  • identifying procedural requirements and traps
  • interim revenue-producing arrangements pending start on site
  • issues that might affect development, including cost or timing, such as rights of light, sewers, restrictive covenants
  • management of the property following construction
  • obtaining vacant possession
  • planning issues and the negotiation of planning and highway agreements
  • public procurement
  • site assembly and any overage arrangements on acquisition
  • tax implications and efficient ownership structures/joint ventures

 

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