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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

Changes to developer contributions
Mar
2018

It can’t have escaped your notice that Theresa May recently announced the publication and consultation in respect of a revised National Planning Policy Framework. However, at the same time, the Government has also published a separate consultation on its proposals for change to the developer contribution system.

Macmillan-cheque
Mar
2018

Employees at leading law firm Lester Aldridge have selected Alzheimer’s Society, the dementia charity, to be the firm's Charity of the Year during 2018, after raising over £2.5k for Macmillan Cancer Support.

National Apprenticeship Week 2018
Mar
2018

Apprentices at Lester Aldridge recently met up for a lunch and some training to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

STEP press release - Private Client team STEP membership
Mar
2018

The Lester Aldridge Private Client Team now has eight members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the recognised mark of excellence for private client lawyers.

Matthew Barrow new Managing Partner
Feb
2018

Lester Aldridge - one of the leading law firms in the South - has announced that Matthew Barrow will become its new Managing Partner on 1st May 2018.

dangers of defamation
Feb
2018

It is no secret that the number of defamation actions brought over derogatory posts published online has surged worldwide.

Data-Protection-Morrisons
Jan
2018

Data security has been a hot topic in the news following the Uber breach, the WannaCry attack on the NHS, and with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force this year.

Carillion
Jan
2018

It has been reported this morning that Carillion plc, the UK’s second-largest construction company and a key government contractor along with other group companies, have been unsuccessful in their discussions with stakeholders for a turnaround plan.

Contractor Safety - Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited
Dec
2017

The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in an appeal against a sentence brought by Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, a case worked on by Lester Aldridge's Regulatory team.

Friday afternoon fraud
Dec
2017

Friday afternoon fraud has become a very real concern for many business owners and individuals in recent years.

chambers uk 2018
Nov
2017

Independent legal directory Chambers UK has launched its 2018 edition and leading law firm Lester Aldridge once again has achieved top rankings.

Fixed costs litigation
Nov
2017

The judge responsible for the overhaul of costs in civil litigation in 2013, has now suggested that fixed recoverable costs be extended in many cases, in all likelihood after Brexit.

Lester Aldridge - New Partners 2017
Nov
2017

We are delighted to announce that six associates have been promoted to partner, one associate chartered legal executive to director and three solicitors to associates.

Lester Aldridge Legal 500 UK 2017
Oct
2017

Leading law firm Lester Aldridge has increased its top rankings in the 2017 edition of independent legal directory The Legal 500 UK, after being listed as a top tier firm in 6 practice areas and recommended in 12 others.

5k-runners
Oct
2017

A team of runners from Lester Aldridge has raised £960 for Macmillan by completing the Supernova 5k as part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival on 7 October.

Oct
2017

Many businesses will be familiar with conducting business through contractual documents such as purchase orders, rather than a signed contract.

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