Property Development and Planning

Property Development and Planning

As a leading firm in the development and planning field we ensure that we provide you with the correct legal advice and framework in order to achieve your objective.

Our lawyers at Philip Ross have a wealth of experience in every legal aspect of the acquisition and development of sites for commercial, residential and mixed use schemes. We advise at the very early stages of pre purchasing the site to purchasing, removing tenants, obtaining planning permission and negotiating planning agreements. We also ensure that the sites and the issues surrounding them are reviewed and we deal with issues such as restrictive covenants, stopping up highways. Dealing with rights of light, negotiating development rights, drafting construction contracts, appointing professionals, documenting the construction finance and letting the development, releasing the profit on the sale of the completed development and re-investing in a new site.

We have advised on many of London's social housing development schemes and our connections in the housing association sector are unrivalled. We can provide specialist advice on development agreements, complex VAT structures such as "golden brick" and "golden lease" arrangements and the legal aspects of the planning process including the negotiation of Section 106 Agreements.

We offer cross firm expertise in incorporating special purpose development vehicles, negotiating joint venture agreements, development management agreements, side by side arrangements, participation contracts and promote agreements.

We act for a range of successful development companies assisting with site acquisition, building contracts and forward sales. We have a specialist department which deals with plot sales of hundreds of individual units.

Our practical and commercial approach together with in depth knowledge of the development process enables us to provide bespoke all round and specialist advice to our clients. Our team of lawyers can assist both social and private residential developers as well as substantial commercial developers.

For more information please contact Andrew Fishman, Alun Williams, George Constant or Harry Pattihis.