At Devereux & Co we have very strong experience handling all of the legal issues involved in conveyancing for property development, having built close relationships with several local developers over the years.
Our expertise means we can confidently support you with all aspects of conveyancing for property developers, including acquiring and assembling development sites and sale of complete units. We can make sure every stage of your development progresses smoothly.
Development conveyancing requires a detailed knowledge of planning and environmental law, building regulations, builders’ warranties (e.g. NHBC) and the security requirements of the funding institution, normally a bank, providing the finance for the development. We can help you navigate all of these issues, protecting you from unnecessary delays, additional spending and legal conflicts.
Property developments are complex affairs and an important aspect of delivering the job on time is maintaining good working relationships with the other professionals who are likely to be involved.
Ultimately, our goal is to make it simple and stress-free for you to complete your development and achieve a good return on your investment. To that end, we will always be happy to go the extra mile to meet your requirements, providing expert, commercially-minded and proactive legal advice as and when you need it.
Speak to our property development lawyers in Westbury-on-Trym and Shirehampton now by calling 0117 959 3344 or contacting your local Devereux & Co office.
Our property development legal services in Bristol
We offer experienced, commercially astute property development conveyancing services for all types of developers and projects in Bristol and the surrounding area from our two offices located in Shirehampton and Westbury-on-Trym.
The first phase of any property development is acquiring the site to develop. This may be an existing building that you intend to convert into flats, offices or retail space, a site with redundant buildings that need to be demolished, or an undeveloped site allowing you to start fresh.
Whatever the situation, you need to ensure the terms under which you acquire the site match your overall objectives and that there are no unexpected issues that could harm the viability of your development.
Our property development solicitors can advise you on this, reviewing contracts of sale and negotiating amendments where required to protect your investment.
Where the proposed development site is made up of several different properties held by different owners, we can help you “assemble” the site by making separate purchases of the individual sites, then legally combining them into a single property.
Sale of completed units
Your development will only achieve a good return on your investment if you can effectively dispose of the completed units. There are various strategies for doing so that will depend on the type of development and your overall objectives.
Leases will need to be prepared for the onward sale of flats where the building has been constructed as or converted to flats. Separate freehold titles may need to be created if there are to be freehold plot sales for houses.
In either case account must be had of the unique physical characteristics of the development and its infrastructure. For example, the Deeds must deal with shared access and parking, shared use of drains and other services, maintenance and use of communal areas.
Our property development lawyers can advise you on all of these issues, creating the necessary contracts of sale, leasehold agreements and any other legal documentation required to successfully realise the return on your investment.
Our property development expertise
Julian Chapman has extensive experience in all areas of commercial conveyancing, including those related to property development. Combined with strong local knowledge, this expertise means we can skilfully guide your development from start to finish, helping you to achieve your goals with the minimum hassle.
Get in touch with our property development solicitors in Shirehampton & Westbury-on-Trym
Need help with any of the legal aspects of property development? Speak to our property development lawyers in Westbury-on-Trym and Shirehampton now by calling 0117 959 3344 or contacting your local Devereux & Co office.