Tim specialises in development work with particular expertise in residential development. He regularly deals with land acquisitions and disposals by way of unconditional or conditional contracts and options, also strategic option agreements.
Tim acts on planning obligations and agreements with affordable housing providers and also advises a number of the firm’s large clients on all aspects of commercial property and property law.
Experience | Key projects
- Acting for a developer in a complex purchase of a development site with an anticipated built value of £12m by way of a conditional agreement, sub-sale and a further development agreement for an additional part of the site.
- Acting for a national developer in the grant of a long term option agreement and subsequently after planning obtained for 290 houses acquiring the development site.
- Acting for a waste management company acquiring a disused airfield in Sussex with a purchase price of approximately £3m.
- Acting for trustees selling a development site for approximately £7m in Elmbridge including initially preparing the land for sale by hiving off the surplus land from the part of the site still used and then negotiating a complex conditional agreement with a national developer for the surplus land.
Interests and Hobbies
Tim enjoys playing golf and organises a golf society for property professionals. In his spare time Tim spends time with his family and enjoys visiting sites of historic interest.
Tim Hardesty is our residential development lawyer. He is a good lawyer and has offered very sound advice. He is able to provide advice on land purchasing, planning, SDLT and issues that impact on the land buying process. What I like about Tim is that he doesn’t use legal jargon and has a common-sense approach to land buying. He is proactive in getting deals done and importantly from my perspective doesn’t hold deals up over unimportant legal points. He is also very personable, and well known and liked by other professionals.
Award winning legal advice
We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2022 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2021.