Our residential and commercial development teams are second to none and can advise on all aspects of development matters. We are long-established and offer the complete package for clients involved in any property related transaction.

Who do Pitmans’ Residential and Commercial Development lawyers work for?

Pitmans’ Residential Development team plays a dominant role in many large-scale new home development projects in the South of England. Our reputation for representing and advising local and national house builders is amongst the best in the property sector. Acting for a large number of the UK’s major house builders, our end-to-end service ensures that clients receive the best commercial advice to undertake land acquisition, secure finance, complete planning, secure section 106 agreements, sell the plots and complete projects to time and budget. We also have a specialist construction litigator to ensure new build projects are delivered on time and missed deadlines are penalised.

We are passionate about our Residential Development offering, fostering a commitment to excellence that has established a solid reputation as the most respected and driven property team in the South.  We do not act solely for developers – we regularly represent landowners, funders and occupiers in all aspects of a development project. 

Our commercial development team advises on mixed use developments, office and retail projects, across a variety of sectors and our team are experienced in bringing together and collaborating with third party advisors to ensure the smooth delivery of your goals.

Do Pitmans’ Residential and Commercial Development lawyers have any particular areas of expertise?

Our team manages the entire process of a development project. We have the expertise to assist you with all methods of site acquisition and assembly, whether by way of option agreements, conditional contracts or collaboration/promotion agreements. We work closely with our Banking & Finance team to prepare funding agreements and with our Planning Department to secure planning permission. Once the site has been acquired and developed out, our New Homes team steps in to assist with hassle free plot disposals in residential matters and our Commercial Property team can deal with the disposal or  lettings on a commercial scheme. 

Our Residential Development team has particular expertise in plot sale development projects and collaborative house builder sites. We regularly advise clients on private and mixed social housing, leasehold and freehold residential schemes.

We seek to develop long-term working relationships by allocating key points of contact within the team to ensure our clients receive a consistently prompt and efficient service. We look to understand our clients’ processes, ensuring that we meet key deliverables and demonstrate excellent value for the service provided. 

Why choose Pitmans' Residential and Commercial Development lawyers?

With professional negligence claims and property fraud at an all-time high, the regulatory world of the Property industry has never been so busy. The teams possess knowledge and experience of current trends and understand the challenges that face Developers. By offering practical advice from the outset, our aim is to reduce the risk of delays occurring down the line, and so avoiding missed exchange and completion deadlines. We understand the commercial priorities that drive our clients and have used this to shape our case management processes and communications so that they can be tailored to your individual needs.  

Our specialist Residential and Commercial Development teams collaborate with other departments across our full-service law firm, specifically Planning & Environment, Banking & Finance and Construction Litigation. We can assist you at every step of a development project – no matter how large or small.             

We have strong relationships with other professionals, such as agents and funders, who we work alongside to provide the best possible service for you. In particular, our links with funders means we can assist in finding finance for your development if required.  

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