Commercial Property Development Solicitors

Our commercial property solicitors have proven experience in acting for developers and advising on property development. From site acquisition to construction and sales/lettings, our property development solicitors have the expertise to advise you throughout the whole process.

We know that every site has different issues and challenges, and the benefit of having our development lawyers on your side is that we can help you address these matters at an early stage. Seeking legal advice early on helps to smooth the subsequent finance and sale transactions.

Like you, our commercial property lawyers go into the start of the project with a view to selling the properties at the end.

Our property development solicitors work with sites primarily in Bristol, but our established connections with builders have taken us across the South West, and out to Devon, Cambridgeshire, London and Norfolk.

Our property development expertise

Whether you’re on your first project or your hundred-and-first, our lawyers can help property developers seamlessly, from the moment they see a site to the day they sell the development.

Our property development and new build solicitors solicitors have worked on a number of new developments across the city of Bristol and beyond, from a block of contemporary apartments with a private rooftop garden and gym in the city centre to small developments of executive homes in nearby villages.

Site acquisition

Our commercial property solicitors support clients acquiring land for commercial and residential development, whether the site is large or small.

It is crucial to be aware of any legal interests other parties may have in sites. There may be others who have rights that will stand in the way of your development plans and may even prevent your acquisition and site development altogether. Our expert team can investigate and help you assemble your site and negotiate with others, helping you reach the right deal whilst managing your risks.

You may be considering the future development potential of a site and whether planning agreements or infrastructure agreements are needed. In this case, our lawyers have the expertise to be able to draft, negotiate and agree when it comes to development, highways and drainage agreements, and overage and option rights.

Property construction

Our experience in property construction means that we are well placed to help you plan how your appointed team will work with you and with each other. Our construction lawyers can support you on the contracts you will need, such as building contracts and sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments, collateral warranties, funding agreements, performance bonds and parent company guarantees.

Property sales and lettings

Our new build team have proven expertise in all aspects of plot sales and leasing. We can help you with your disposal strategy and the implementation of management solutions. Our new build solicitors can create detailed site-specific information packs for plot purchasers to promote a quick exchange of contracts. Where possible, we will arrange for Land Registry approval of plans and plots prior to disposal of each unit.

Development disputes

If you are investing significant time and money in a development project, a dispute is the last thing you need. A falling out can be expensive and time consuming. In the worst cases, disputes can even bring a project to an end.

Our dispute resolution solicitors and expert commercial property dispute team can help you with legal proceeding in the courts or tribunals, should it come to it. However, we understand that formal proceedings are time-consuming, stressful and costly, and so may not always be the right solution. We have the expertise to guide you through alternatives that are often quicker and cheaper, and may well preserve relationships whilst keeping your project on track.

Contact our property development lawyers

To arrange a consultation with our specialist property development solicitors in Bristol, call us on 0117 325 2929 or fill out our online enquiry form.


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    • "I was very grateful for the help Salma gave me in the sale of my land. It was trying times but she was always there for a query. Thank you."
      AudryCommercial Property Client
    • "We worked with Salma Maqsood when we acquired a new industrial unit in Warmley, Bristol. Very thorough and professional throughout."
      Steven, Barrettine GroupCommercial Property Client
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    • "I wanted to thank you and your colleagues for your help in concluding the sale of the land. It was a difficult process that you handled very well and I think everyone is glad it ended so successfully."
      PeterCommercial Property Client
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