Development & House 3C

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
  • CPOs
  • 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

LA supports BSG in Young Chamber programme
Jul
2017

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.

Alexandra Clapp Lisa Fairway
May
2017

Leading south coast law firm Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Alexandra (Ally) Clapp to its top tier Corporate and Commercial team, and Solicitor Lisa Fairway into the Bournemouth based Real Estate team.

Laura Guntrip Graham Mclean
May
2017

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.

Geoff Thomas - Partner
Apr
2017

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.

Medallion Signature Guarantee
Apr
2017

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.

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Apr
2017

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.

AVONBOURNE
Feb
2017

Two of Lester Aldridge’s apprentice’s spent their Friday morning with students from Avonbourne 6th Form.

kate stewart
Feb
2017

Lester Aldridge is delighted to announce the arrival of Partner Kate Stewart into our Bournemouth office, Kate will be heading up our superb Property Litigation team.

Mark Benham - Partner
Jan
2017

Lester Aldridge has successfully advised Meggitt PLC on the UK property aspects of Meggitt’s recent deal with QinetiQ Group PLC.

Quilter v Hodson Developments Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 1125
Jan
2017

Lester Aldridge has achieved great success recently after winning the case of Quilter v Hodson Developments Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 1125 in both the County Court and Court of Appeal on behalf of the claimant, Ms Quilter.

Mediationawarnessweek
Oct
2016

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.

lex100
Oct
2016

Leading Law Firm Lester Aldridge has been awarded Lex 100 Winner for 2016/17 and has won in the following categories – ‘low-stress levels’, ‘confidence of being kept on’ and ‘work/life balance’.

construction
Oct
2016

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.

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Sep
2016

Leading law firm Lester Aldridge continues to achieve higher rankings in this year’s edition of The Legal 500.

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