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

AVONBOURNE
10
Feb
2017

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

kate stewart
6
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
30
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
12
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
14
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
12
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
7
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.

federation
28
Sep
2016

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

trainee solicitor
6
Sep
2016

Leading law firm Lester Aldridge is pleased to welcome seven new trainee solicitors who started their two-year training contract on 5th September.

Durdle Door in Dorset
3
Aug
2016

Co-sponsors of the Company of the Year award, Lester Aldridge and Santander, are searching for the Dorset firm to win the region’s top accolade at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

Chambers HNW
8
Jul
2016

Two partners in LA Marine, Lester Aldridge’s specialist yachting and shipping team, have been ranked in the new Chambers High Net Worth 2016 legal directory.

Venus awards shortlisted
5
Jul
2016

Kimberley Davies, Associate at Lester Aldridge, has been shortlisted for the Venus Awards Dorset 2016 in the category of Ash Elite Professional of the Year.

partner promotions May 2016
11
May
2016

Leading law firm Lester Aldridge is delighted to announce that four associate solicitors at the firm have been promoted to partner from 1st May.

Kevin and Dan
4
May
2016

We are delighted to welcome Dan Geddes as a partner in the firm’s Banking & Finance group and Kevin Barnett as an associate in the Employment team.

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