Edinburgh 0131 247 1000
Glasgow 0141 274 1100
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Housebuilding

Our highly experienced team deals with all aspects of residential development work, including site acquisitions and sales, collaboration agreements, development agreements and site assembly.

As one of Scotland’s leading Housebuilding teams we act for a number of the UK's foremost residential developers. We have a deep understanding of the market. We’re highly efficient. And we’re fair on price. As a consequence we’ve been instructed by some of the sector’s biggest players for more than 30 years.

We also act for smaller developers and landowners who are selling ground for development and require expert advice.

Our seasoned team deals with all aspects of residential development work, including:

  • All aspects of rural and agricultural law
  • All construction documentation, both standard form and bespoke
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Construction
  • Contract negotiation
  • Corporate and joint venture advice
  • Deeds of condition
  • Development agreements
  • Environmental
  • Equalisation agreements
  • Finance
  • Highways agreements
  • Leasing funding and forward funding
  • Legal due dilligence
  • Litigation support
  • Option agreements
  • Planning
  • Planning agreements
  • Planning and construction
  • Promotion agreements
  • Property
  • Property finance
  • Sales and acquistions
  • Section 75 agreements and all related planning documentation
  • Site acquisitions and sales (including overage and clawback agreements)
  • Site assembly
  • Strategic land acquisitions and sales
  • Strategic planning advice

Our approach is to tackle issues head on. We complete deals quickly and efficiently, safe in the knowledge that our clients are fully protected legally.

Clear benefits

In recent years the Scottish commercial real estate market has seen many changes. Deals are structured differently and access to funding has changed. Our clients expect us to understand their markets and to offer pragmatic, commercial advice and guidance. We’re also expected to deliver this within tight timeframes and within pre-agreed, fixed fee structures.

We’re specialists with genuine expert knowledge, here to offer valuable advice. Since 2005 we’ve grown to become one of Scotland's leading players, recognised by independent Legal directory Legal 500, who rank us in their top tier for commercial real estate in Scotland.

Our advice is clear and easy to follow. We offer transparent billing, agreeing a fixed fee with our clients, so that they can be reassured that they’ll only pay what they have agreed to pay.