Property Development

At Judge & Priestley, we have a team of lawyers who are highly experienced in advising on property development matters.

We deal with large and small developments, both residential and commercial on a daily basis, and enjoy a reputation as being one of the leading firms in this field in the South East of England. Our client base is varied, and we count developers, contractors, builders, land owning consortiums and housing associations among our clients.

We can work alongside you on your development from beginning to end. When you are considering sites for future development, we will deal with all aspects of the acquisition process, making all necessary searches and enquiries, undertaking site visits where necessary and negotiating the contractual terms.

When securing funding for development we can advise you on your options and we will negotiate with the lender's solicitors on all aspects of the transaction. 

If the development requires planning permission, or some other condition to be met, we can draft conditional contracts or option agreements and have the knowledge to carry out the accurate and complex drafting required, including overage agreements, pre-emption clauses and valuation provisions.

Our experienced lawyers will ensure that land acquired for development will be suitable for development and sale.

We can advise you on all elements of a development transaction including such matters as:

  • Joint ventures
  • Easements and covenants
  • Development agreements
  • Planning agreements
  • Construction documents

If you are selling a plot to developers, we can advise on development prospects and negotiating the optimum terms of sale for you.

For further advice on issues surrounding property development or to arrange an appointment please contact our commercial property team here or call 020 8290 0333.