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
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.