Development & House Building
The challenges you face as a developer or house builder are many and varied. Development land is increasingly scarce and the focus is on regeneration sites rather than greenfield sites. In short, developments are becoming more complex and getting the green light is more difficult than ever. To help you achieve your commercial objectives in this climate, you need a strong legal team by your side.
We have a multi-disciplinary team that includes property lawyers as well as planning, construction and environmental experts. It means that whether you’re a land owner, commercial developer, public authority or bank, we can help you by finding innovative solutions to the problems you face.
We can support you in all or any of the following:
- Site acquisition and assembly
- Advice on planning strategy
- Development agreements
- Collaboration and joint venture agreements
- Forward funding and forward sale agreements
- Pre-let agreements
- Advice on funding
- Building contracts, professional appointments and supporting documentation
- Negotiating planning and infrastructure agreements
- Construction procurement advice
- SDLT and tax advice
We have particular expertise in:
- Waterside developments
- Residential and mixed use developments
- Developments for the care sector
- Retail developments
Latest News & Blogs
Bournemouth School for Girls (BSG) has become a member of the county’s Young Chamber Programme, thanks to sponsorship from local law firm Lester Aldridge.
Leading South coast law firm Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Guntrip to Partner, and the appointment of Associate Solicitor, Graham Mclean.
Leading law firm Lester Aldridge is saying a fond farewell to Geoff Thomas, Head of Disputed Wills, Trusts and Probate as he retires after 40 years’ with the firm.
Leading law firm, Lester Aldridge, is pleased to announce it is the first law firm in the UK to be authorised to act as guarantors under the US Medallion Signature Guarantee STAMP programme.
Dorset Community Foundation Celebrates Local Communities with a Dorset for All Event at Lulworth Castle
Dorset Community Foundation which inspires local giving to raise donations for those most in need across the county, celebrated local philanthropy at Lulworth Castle on Thursday 23 March.
Two of Lester Aldridge’s apprentice’s spent their Friday morning with students from Avonbourne 6th Form.
Lester Aldridge has successfully advised Meggitt PLC on the UK property aspects of Meggitt’s recent deal with QinetiQ Group PLC.
Lester Aldridge has achieved great success recently after winning the case of Quilter v Hodson Developments Limited  EWCA Civ 1125 in both the County Court and Court of Appeal on behalf of the claimant, Ms Quilter.
What is mediation? Mediation is an alternative way to matters being resolved by the courts, it has been proven to be a very successful. It is estimated that over a number of sectors, civil disputes may cost some billions of pounds per annum in terms of fees.
One of the recurring themes in the government’s approach to reforming the planning system is seeking to get developers on-site far more quickly – both by speeding up the planning process and removing barriers starting on-site once planning permission has been granted.
Leading law firm Lester Aldridge continues to achieve higher rankings in this year’s edition of The Legal 500.