As property development solicitors, we can help you navigate the ever-changing landscape

From traditional residential, through to mixed-use and build to rent, future-proofing your development means having an answer to the question “What’s next?”

The opportunities, and challenges, for developers are many and varied – whether it’s sustainable development, modern methods of construction, smart homes and connectivity, reputation  or mobility.

Modular housing has the potential to transform productivity, sustainability and quality – but also comes with new and varied risks.

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Our specialist areas

Commercial Property

Commercial property plays a vital role in economic growth, job creation, and business operations, serving as a cornerstone for various industries and enterprises.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing addresses the critical societal need for accessible and decent shelter, contributing to community stability, and overall social well-being.

House Builders

House builders are pivotal in providing the necessary infrastructure for housing, contributing to economic growth, job creation, and meeting the ever-present demand for new homes.

Promoters

Promotors play a crucial role in the successful execution of real estate developments and their impact on the built environment.

Landowners

Landowners provide the key assets needed for development, influencing urban planning and real estate projects while contributing to economic and community development.

Later Living Providers

Later living providers cater to the specific housing and care needs of aging populations, enhancing the quality of life for seniors and supporting healthcare systems and social well-being.

Recent experience

Atlas Hive

Acting for a commercial developer and its development partner in its first JV on the sale of its block of purpose-built student accommodation in Bristol. The building comprises 225 rooms and two commercial units. The transaction was complicated by the need to put in place latent defects insurance to bridge a gap in the construction documents created by the termination of the building contract.

Berkeley Group

Advising a national housebuilder and its 20+ operating companies on general employment and HR matters, including ad-hoc HR queries, Covid-19 related advice, project support, the defence of numerous complex tribunal claims, annualised hours contracts for employees in the client’s modular business, the drafting and implementation of new apprenticeship contracts and the strategic management of potential disputes and employee exits.

Coastline Housing

Advising a registered provider on the purchase of land for development for 77 dwellings by way of a sub-sale, including assignment of the benefit of collateral warranties from the consultants acting for the top seller in connection with the planning application. We also advised that the land is subject to defective overage provisions, and through early engagement with our Real Estate Disputes specialist, advised on mitigation options and next steps.

Our people

Our dedicated Developer Sector team acts for housebuilders, commercial developers, registered providers and land promoters and have an enviable track record in large scale development, redevelopment and regeneration projects.

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What do our clients say?

“The practice are professional, knowledgeable and responsive to their clients’ needs. They are able to draw upon a wide pool of skills to help inform and progress negotiations on all aspects of affordable housing acquisition and delivery.”

Legal 500 2024

“Very knowledgeable and easy to deal with. Always proactive in dealing with transactions, with a common sense and commercially realistic approach to issues.”

Legal 500 2024

“An individual approach to every issue and client rather than a broad generalist approach. I’ve found myself recommending Foot Anstey to clients on this basis.”

Legal 500 2024

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