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Legal services for property developers

We understand how many moving pieces are involved in commercial property development, and that when legal issues occur it can mean lost money or even legal action.

It's important to carefully consider all the relevant legal issues ahead of time, from site consideration through to sale.

Your project will require watertight legal agreements and contracts - that is where First4Lawyers can help.

What are the legal aspects of commercial property development?

Whether you are developing an existing estate or your first property on a small site, you will encounter many situations that require legal expertise on commercial property law.

At the outset of a project, as a property developer you will be required to address issues such as covenants and title matters in the acquisition phase.  Then there are things like planning obligations and infrastructure agreements to consider.

Legal experts can help set up inspections of land or buildings that are to be developed, and provide advice on the documentation and permissions required to proceed.

There is also the potential use and effect of conditional agreements including option, overage, clawback and pre-emption agreements.

What about legal problems after development has finished?

Following the completion of your property development, legal assistance can make the process of plot and unit disposal go as smoothly as possible. Our property law experts will also be able to help with the granting of any property lease agreements you require.

Furthermore, if you find yourself in a dispute over the terms of a contract, our solicitors can advise on the best approach to resolving the dispute.

Some disputes can be resolved through direct negotiation, but others may require mediation, adjudication, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution – all of which your solicitor will be able to help you with.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Expert legal services for your business needs - whether it's employment law, policies or commercial property, we can help.

Free initial case review

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

Panel of expert solicitors

All our solicitors are pre-vetted and experts in providing legal services for business

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold call or apply pressure to our customers

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What are the legal aspects of construction in property development?

Once a solicitor has addressed the contractual matters, site assembly and infrastructure agreements, they will be able to help you prepare and approve the project’s construction documents.

Whether you wish to create your building contracts to industry standards or your own bespoke specifications, we can check that they are watertight and provide you with adequate protection.

We can also provide legal advice on consultant appointments, collateral warranties, third party rights, performance bonds and parent company guarantees.

Should you find yourself in a commercial property dispute with a construction company over defective work or professional negligence, we will be able to provide you with guidance through the legal system and representation in court, should you require it.

I need legal assistance with commercial property development – what should I do?

Have a chat with our legal advisors, who will assess your requirements for free and with no obligation.  If you wish to instruct us, they will make sure you are allocated a specialist solicitor whose technical and professional experience are suited to the type of project you're involved in.

At First4Lawyers, we have a team of experts available to you, wherever you are in the property development process. Contact us for a no-obligation discussion.

Do you have a legal question?

  • Get it answered within 60 minutes when you call during normal office hours.
  • Free initial advice from our trained legal advisors.

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