Solicitors in Essex & London
Our land development solicitors in Essex and London have a wealth of experience in acting for major national house builders as well as a number of smaller developers on sites ranging in size from two to hundreds of dwellings.
Our legal work usually commences with the acquisition of the site; we then deal with all aspects of development, including road and sewer agreements and the eventual sale of individual units. Our lawyers are also regularly instructed in the sale of units to housing associations.
Our land development team believes the secret of successful plot conveyancing is having streamlined systems in place from the outset of a new development. Our solicitors ensure that full and informative legal packs are sent to the solicitors of purchasers to keep enquiries to a minimum. Computerised charts containing essential information on each plot on each site are kept updated at all times and these can be e-mailed at any time to our developer clients so progress can be checked. We never refuse to speak to sales agents, who we understand are essential to push sales through on short timescales.
A case management system is in place to ensure we are always pro-active in chasing the progress of a sale. Our solicitors understand the need to be flexible and adapt quickly to the changing needs of developers.
We also believe the key to a quick exchange is the use of recommended solicitors by plot purchasers. Our land developer lawyers have built up strong relationships with a number of firms who act for purchasers on sites where we act for the developers.
We have a significant number of long-standing developer clients across Essex, London and further afield, and our experience and commitment has resulted in their continued instruction.
Acting for Purchasers (as Recommended Solicitors) Buying from Developers
When not acting for the developer, our land development solicitors often act for purchasers buying from developers. On one site we acted for 40 out of approximately 50 purchasers in total, exchanging within the deadlines set, completing within two-week periods or quicker where necessary to assist in obtaining end of financial year targets for developers. In such situations, we understand the importance of providing progress reports to the sales representatives whenever they are required.
It is important to recognise that if you are buying a new build home, the legal issues that should be checked on your behalf can be quite different to checks made in other conveyancing transactions. Our land development solicitors have the expertise to act on your behalf to ensure that you will have no issues when you come to sell the property in the future. We look at planning permission and planning conditions, building regulation approvals, NHBC and equivalent 10-year building warranties, road adoption, management company set-up (if applicable), and importantly we will check the developer’s solicitors drafting of the legal documents to ensure you have all the necessary rights required for your new build property.
If you require further legal support relating to plot sales, either as a developer or purchaser, please feel free to contact any of our land development solicitors directly. We operate out of five offices across Essex and London, or, if more convenient, we are happy to meet you onsite at your own premises.