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Suzi Gatward, Partner

Suzi specialises in advising developers on all aspects of residential and mixed-use development and regeneration schemes.

About

Suzi specialises in advising developers on all aspects of residential and mixed-use development and regeneration schemes. She has experience in:

  • Drafting and negotiating option agreements, conditional and unconditional contracts, development agreements, overage agreements, security and transfer documentation, associated planning and infrastructure agreements;
  • Dealing with affordable housing sales and development obligations together; and
  • Carrying out title investigations and preparing all necessary reports.

Suzi acts for a number of national housebuilders and developers including Bellway, Berkeley, Crest Nicholson and Hollybrook.

Suzi is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Acted for a national housebuilder for on the phased acquisition of land pursuant to an option agreement and drawn down in three phases, creating a new community of 620 homes, commercial space and a primary school;
  • Acted for a national housebuilder in the acquisition of a 1000 residential unit outline scheme including industrial units and strategic infrastructure;
  • Advised on the real estate aspects of a development agreement for the acquisition of surplus government land for regeneration to include 3000 new homes in Cambridgeshire;
  • Acted for a specialist London focused developer in the acquisition of a central London scheme, obtaining vacant possession and the sale on of the completed scheme including commercial space;
  • Client partner for the Cambourne new settlement development consortium;
  • Advised a land promoter and developer on the real estate aspects of a proposed new settlement in four phases, care home and commercial uses and the sale of the first two phases on the open market.
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