Property Development and Housebuilding

Our Property Law team have the knowledge and experience to enable you to overcome the legal and commercial problems you will face in developing property.  

Since the early 1970s Herrington Carmichael have developed a renowned specialism in residential property development. Building on an early foundation of work, including instructions from Charles Church, the team has a detailed understanding of the nuances of property development sites and the potential difficulties that surround them. The experienced team is able to advise on large property development, giving practical advice to developers and aiming to provide cost-effective and appropriate solutions to our clients in the event that an obstacle is encountered.

We understand that in the property business speed of action is frequently an integral part of good service, allowing prompt decisions to be made and for problems to be identified and overcome at an early stage. The team works closely with our developer clients meaning that property can be acquired, developed and marketed as plots in a cohesive and unified manner.

In this changing property climate we understand that it is important for advisors to be at the forefront of any changes occurring in the property market. As part of the team’s close working relationship with our developer clients we are well positioned to be able to provide our clients with the latest industry developments as part of each transaction.

We offer a full range of services for property developers which include:

  • Land acquisitions and disposals
  • Strategic land agreements including options, conditional and unconditional contracts and overage agreements
  • Planning agreements
  • Joint venture and other collaboration agreements
  • Legal charges and mortgage requirements
  • Plot sales


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