Residential Developments

Pitmans understands how difficult it is to acquire land and navigate the ever more complex planning and development process.

We appreciate that each site presents a unique set of challenges while delivery of a premium quality scheme is top of your agenda.

We know you want to achieve the greatest return within the shortest possible timeframe. Pitmans provides a start-to-finish integrated service to achieve these objectives:

Residential Property wheel

New homes

Tried and tested fixed free service includes:

    • Allocated senior relationship manager
    • Initial site set up meeting
    • Scheme design and document implementation
    • Mixed use site structuring
    • Infrastructure agreements
    • Advice on use of estate management companies
    • Online secure sales packs
    • Land Registry estate layout approval
    • Pre-agreed sales reporting
    • Dedicated case progression managers
    • Same day turnaround of plot reservations*
    • Proactive sales progression
    • Post completion site handover
    • Ground rent investor sales

*subject to receipt of reservation by 2pm


  • Building contracts
  • Conditional Sale & Purchase
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Corporate & banking transactions
  • Drafting & negotiating land acquisitions
  • Funding Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Land with Benefit of Planning Agreements
  • Options Agreements
  • Overage Deeds
  • Professional appointments & Warranties
  • Promotion Agreements
  • SPVs
  • Utility Providers Agreements
  • Online website for access to all acquisition documents


  • Affordable Housing
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Energy projects
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • High Court challenges
  • Highways advice
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Listed Building & Conservation Areas
  • NPPF & local plan policy advice
  • Permitted development
  • Planning appeals
  • Planning applications & obligations
  • Planning conditions
  • Planning enforcement
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Tree Preservation Orders & Hedgerow Regulations
  • Use classes
  • Village Greens

Complemented By

  • Corporate team to deal with acquisitions and disposals of real estate portfolios and singles asset vehicles, joint ventures and restructuring
  • Dispute resolution team including specialist construction and engineering disputes specialists to deal with any contentious issues
  • Banking and finance team to provide assistance on secured lending transactions
  • Restructuring & Insolvency team to resolve issues with insolvent tenants
  • Construction team to advise on all construction related matters
  • Health & safety team to provide assistance with insurance claims by contractors and advise on health & safety requirements


We work with national housebuilders, landowners, property investors, agents, lenders and funders advising on private and mixed-use housing, leasing and freehold residential schemes.

  • Ashill Land Limited
  • Bewley Homes
  • Brookworth Homes
  • CALA Homes
  • Deanfield Homes
  • JPP Properties
  • Millgate Homes
  • Oakford Homes
  • Redrow Homes
  • Shanly Homes / Sorbon Estates
  • Spitfire Bespoke Homes
  • Vanderbilt Homes

Case studies

Redrow PLC: Associated Deed of Variations, Section 106 Planning Obligations and bespoke planning advice across 1563 units within 6 schemes

Shanly Homes: we have been working on a large regeneration scheme for Maidenhead town centre involving acquisition and advice on commercial leasing, planning, infrastructure agreements, multi-phased, mixed-use development set up and new homes sales; we’ve also acted on the £15m acquisition of a development site at Tuffnells Way, Harpenden with planning permission for a mixed use development, including 117 dwellings and 12 shops and planning permission to build an additional 300 homes on a major housing development

Bewley Homes: defended judicial review proceedings to block planning permission for a major mixed-use development; advised on the acquisition of land at 2 sites in Reading and Leatherhead with a value of £25m

CALA Homes: we purchased land in 5 Phases of 350 units for £25m; negotiated Section 106 agreement for 700 unit development including affordable housing, employment land, a Local Centre (local retail, a primary school and community facilities), a care home village, playing pitches, a cricket pavilion, allotments together with internal footpaths and cycleways, drainage works, associated landscaping and open space.


“The team are friendly and proactive and we have dedicated case managers who we trust and work closely with in order to achieve our new homes sales targets. They always know what to do and I believe this comes from understanding our business.”

Sales & Marketing Director, Bewley Homes Plc

“Christina Daniels is very proactive and really drives things forward… her attention to detail is very good and she’s got a commercial mind.”

Chambers & Partners

“Pitmans LLP service is outstanding. All assignments are delivered on time, and are well considered. Their advice is rock solid…They have a strong and innovative team, who offer a personal service that can be found missing in other London central firms.”

Redrow Homes

“Delphine Mehouas is a flexible, strategic thinker.”

Legal 500

“Christina Daniels is always knowledgeable, acts very promptly and understands our business.”

Chambers & Partners

“Pitmans outstanding practice is by far the best in residential development and corporate and finance-related matters”

Legal 500

“Pitmans outstanding practice provides rock-solid advice and is able to report complex planning issues in terms that can be easily relayed to non-professionals, a strength which is partly down to the high level of partner engagement”

Legal 500

“The team wants to make sure you are in the best position you can be in. They take a proactive, constructive, commercial approach to all their client work.”

Chambers & Partners