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Land/Property Development

Without expert legal advice a promising development can become severely disrupted or delayed. Thackray Williams combine expert knowledge of the legal issues with a practical perspective to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients, whether they are developers or landowners.

We seek to protect your position from the outset by ensuring any agreements - be they options, conditional contracts or overage provisions - reflect the terms agreed. We provide bespoke advice on where the terms of a deal can expose you to risk, and help to negotiate terms that strengthen your position.

We carry out a tailored set of land searches to suit your development, which ensures that you are aware of potential environmental, services, highways or title issues which could restrict the ways it can be used. It is important to consider the impact of planning requirements, the community infrastructure levy and section 106 agreements on a deal and we are well equipped to advise on all such issues. Our team are forward thinking, which is why we carry out HS2 and Fracking searches as standard wherever either of these initiatives may impact your development.

Our team have a thorough understanding of the financial concerns inherent in development, and your lender’s requirements. We try to ensure that these requirements can be met before you commit yourself to an acquisition. We also ensure you are properly advised on any VAT and SDLT issues which arise during a transaction.




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We like to make our charges clear and understood. Wherever possible we offer a fixed fee. However, some types of work are unsuitable for fixed fees and where this is the case we will explain why and offer one of the following:
• Capped fee
• Conditional fee
• Hourly rate

Call or email for more information about our charges for this type of work.