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Property development

Acting for developers, we deal with complex high value developments, covering all add-on specialisms including strategic planning, construction, finance, corporate and joint venture advice.

We’re well versed in commercial real estate development. At any one time we’re involved in some of the biggest and most high profile property development projects in Scotland. Our understanding and expertise allows us to give clients focused commercial advice so that they can push forward with their objectives.

We act primarily for property developers, but also for funders and forward funders, purchasers and occupiers. We work in conjunction with partner lead specialist teams covering all of the add-on specialisms needed to deal with complex development projects.

These include:

  • All construction documentation, both standard form and bespoke
  • Construction
  • Contract negotiation
  • Corporate contracts
  • Corporate and joint venture advice
  • Deeds of condition
  • Development agreements
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Highways agreements
  • Lease and management matters
  • Leasing funding and forward funding
  • Legal due dilligence
  • Litigation support
  • Option agreements
  • Planning
  • Planning and construction
  • Property
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • 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
  • Property Finance
  • Planning agreements

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.