Sales are the driving force of any house-builder. The speed of response to reservations and any problems that may arise during the sales process is critical.
The property market is highly competitive, with an ever-changing regulatory environment that makes every sale seemingly more complex than it has been in the past. Coupled with further pressures arising from COVID-19 and Brexit – a fast turnaround on your investment has never been more crucial. Whether you are a house-builder, developer or housing association, those who can adapt working practices and improve efficiency in the current climate will be in a strong position for the years ahead.
Our team will work alongside you, not just as a service provider, to advise you at every stage. We support your projects from start to finish by working alongside our development acquisition, planning and construction teams. Our extensive experience and depth of knowledge allows us to understand the logistics involved in a transaction, the issues that may arise and respond appropriately, ensuring your developments progress to completion swiftly and allowing you to focus on what you do best.
Our team works with national house builders through to niche property developers, across a variety of projects of varying size and shapes. We can advise on appropriate legal and management structures for a development project to help you deliver on both residential and mixed-use developments. We can support you with sales on joint venture schemes, the government backed Help to Buy scheme as well as part-exchanges and resales.
We recognise no development is the same, and whatever the size of your business or project, our insight will be tailored to you.
Meet the team
Divisional Managing Partner of the Construction, Real Estate and Disputes Division
Retail regeneration - will Croydon show us how it is done?
Can a restrictive covenant become obsolete?
Stamp Duty, Green houses and 5% deposits: The Government’s Commitment to Housebuilding Continues
We look at the current raft of measures the Government has in place to support home ownership and the housebuilding industry.
New permitted development right to convert unused commercial premises into homes to come into force
Off Quay? Town and Village Green case of interest for developers
Definitions, definitions, definitions
Draining Surface Water: Good news for Developers?
Building anxieties: The impact of a possible CGT rate rise on housebuilders
Urbanisation: a one way ticket to concrete jungles or the beginning of urban forests?
The sky is the limit...
Suzi Gatward quoted by the Daily Mirror, Building and Housing Today on the stamp duty holiday extension debate
Suzi Gatward argues that an extension is crucial to keeping the property market ticking during the pandemic.
Rigorous Energy Standards for New Homes
How do I amend an existing planning consent?
Reviewing the two main routes to a planning permission's amendment, once it is granted.
Will housing replace the high street?
Consultation on further expansion of permitted development rights.
Robin Grove, Suzi Gatward and Georgia Sutton write for New Homes on the legal process of buying a new home
Negotiating in Style – Marx Brothers Style
Does everyone has their own style when negotiating? We are reviewing a handful of these to achieve the desired goals.
Permitted Development: A right to construct new dwellings
We explore the new right to allow the upward extension of purpose-built blocks of flats in England.
‘Out of site but not out of mind’
How housebuilders are tackling the challenge of re-starting construction sites.
Building around your tenants and neighbours
The ability to develop will depend on whether you can do so without infringing the rights of tenants and those living nearby.
Variety is the spice of house building
We take a look at some of the key findings published in Sir Oliver Letwin’s draft report.
Real Estate and Construction Newsletter - June 2018
Welcome to our June newsletter, bringing you legal insight into issues facing the property industry.