Housebuilding & Development

Specialising in strategic development land and urban regeneration we help housebuilders, developers and landowners realise the commercial opportunities that urban, coastal and rural site development can offer.

With years of experience advising private and public sector housebuilder clients on some of the UK’s largest residential developments and regeneration projects, we’re able to leverage our considerable knowledge and strong relationships to secure commercial agreements and settle drafting more quickly and efficiently.

We offer the full range of services to support you from initial acquisition through to disposal of a site. Our specialist land acquisition lawyers work closely with other disciplines such as planning, construction, property litigation, corporate, banking and tax in order to bring you comprehensive but concise advice. 

We also have lawyers specialising in employment law, health and safety and regulatory law who understand the particularities of the housebuilding sector and can provide you with specific advice as and when you require.

Our dedicated plot conveyancing team currently deal with over 600 plot sales per year for our housebuilder clients. They understand the need to work efficiently and will regularly liaise with your sales team to meet targets.

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  • Conditional and unconditional contracts
  • Option agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Promotion agreements
  • Affordable housing disposals
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Contract disputes
  • Plot purchaser disputes
  • Tax structuring advice
  • Site set up and plot disposals

Key Contacts

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Andrew Rothwell represents public and private sector clients in relation to development schemes. Sources say that he is a "tough negotiator" and "very good technician." A client adds: "He gives good advice, is pragmatic in problem solving and commercial in looking after our interests and getting deals done."

Tim Heal covers all aspects of commercial and residential development. He specialises in option and promotion agreements, as well as other strategic land matters. According to a client, he is "attentive, diligent, savvy and technically excellent."

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