Whether a site is brownfield and has buildings on it already or is greenfield, many legal issues can become relevant when you are looking at re-development. It is important to deal with any issues at the outset so that there are no delays in the project at a future date.
Our approach is to work with our clients to find cost effective solutions to any problems which arise and to work as part of the client’s team. Things to consider may include:
- Does the property have adequate access and all other rights necessary for the proposed re-development?
- Are there any restrictive covenants which would prevent or restrictive the use or buildings which can be built on the property?
- Do the boundaries on the title deeds match up with the layout of the property on the ground?
- Are there are areas adjacent to the property owned by a third party which could impede or prevent the re-development?
- Are the roadways adjacent to the property adopted and maintained by the local authority so that there are adequate rights of way?
We have the expertise to deal with the process from start to finish from site acquisition, assisting with planning agreements with the local authority and the eventual sale or letting of the completed development. Our expertise includes option agreements and conditional contracts subject to planning consent, overage agreements whereby an additional payment may be due to a previous owner, planning agreements under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act, deeds of easement, title investigation and restrictive covenants.
We are happy to provide an initial no obligation discussion and therefore should you require any more information please contact us.