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Property Development

With our extensive experience and expertise in planning, environmental, development and litigation, Glanvilles provides a full range of commercial legal services to both residential and commercial property developers and construction clients. We also work with land owners looking to realise the value of their estates.

From initial planning and environmental concerns, through to the sale and acquisition of development sites and on to the selling of completed plots, we can provide you with expert guidance, advice and support.

Our commercial property solicitors regularly advise local planning authorities, builders and developers. Our property development services include:

  • Advising on the acquisition of freehold or leasehold development sites
  • Acting for landowners selling sites for development
  • Advice in relation to options, conditional contracts and assembled sites
  • Strategic planning advice, planning agreements
  • Environmental issues
  • Resolution of property development disputes

Get in touch with our property development solicitors by giving us a call at your local branch in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Our property development expertise

Site acquisition and assembly

We advise on the acquisition of freehold and leasehold development sites, providing unique commercial insight and a swift, proactive service. Our advice covers all aspects of site acquisition, including handling the sale documentation and liaising with interested parties such as insurers and lenders over funding.

Whether your project involves converting existing buildings into flats, retail space or offices, demolishing and redeveloping derelict buildings, or starting fresh on undeveloped land, we are here to ensure the terms under which you acquire the site are favourable and promote the viability of your development.

Selling sites for development

We can provide advice to commercial and individual landowners on selling land for development. We will work closely with you to help you take advantage of the land’s value and negotiate favourable terms. Our expertise covers all aspects of selling development land, including:

  • Planning permission matters
  • Conditional and unconditional sales
  • Options
  • Promotion agreements

Options, conditional contracts and assembled sites

We can provide advice on acquiring sites by way of agreements such as option agreements and conditional contracts. These types of agreement tend to be complex and can have significant implications for your project. We regularly draft and review legal documents on behalf of commercial clients to ensure their best interests are promoted and the overall viability of the project preserved.  

Planning advice

Planning can make or break a development project so seeking the advice of a specialist property development lawyer is essential. We deal with a wide range of developments and associated planning issues, including appeals, enquiries, affordable housing negotiations, Section 106 agreements and environmental impact assessments. As well as local property developers and house builders, we also regularly advise planning authorities.

Environmental issues

Our commercial property solicitors can provide advice about all aspects of managing environmental risk, ecological and conservation issues, and contaminated land issues. We help property developers promote sustainable development and devise viable strategies to minimise ecological impact.

Resolving property development disputes

We have a team of specialist commercial property dispute resolution solicitors who can help you resolve a wide range of property development related disputes, including:

  • Development agreement disputes
  • Planning disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Squatting and trespassing disputes
  • Title defects

Why choose Glanvilles’ property development solicitors?

We have a highly specialised commercial property team who can provide you with a comprehensive, end-to-end property development service.

Amongst our expert team we have Managing Partner, Nicola Crookes-West who has over 30 years’ expertise. Nicola handles a wide range of corporate and commercial property work, including acquisitions and disposals, lease matters and option agreements.

Our team also includes Legal Executive, Gareth Maddern, who handles a large portfolio of complex and high value commercial property development related matters, from acquisition to plot sales.

Based in Fareham and Havant, Hampshire and Chichester, West Sussex, we are proud of our highly reputable service and ability to provide the highest standards of advice and client care to local businesses. 

Contact our property development solicitors

Get in touch with our property development solicitors by giving us a call at your local branch in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.