If you are a commercial or residential property solicitor or other property practitioner, with clients who buy land to develop, this course is for you. A key skill is understanding planning and other implications when you are acting for a developer.
A ‘developer' includes a buyer of several acres of land, as well as a purchaser of a small plot for the purpose of building a single property. Further, a ‘developer’ is any client buying with the benefit of unimplemented planning permission, or looking to apply for planning permission.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand who is a ‘developer’
- Identify and recognise factors that could affecting development value
- Negotiate effectively to facilitate accurate completion documents
Your client is expecting you to help them realise development value, so are you aware of the existing title and other issues which may impact on value? Do you have sound knowledge to be able to negotiate matters required for the developed land? Our well known and respected property experts, Peta Dollar and Sarah Thompson-Copsey, will provide expert guidance enabling you to recognise the issues which are vital for your client.
You will then be able to reach completion efficiently, with a set of documents accurately recording the parties’ intentions.
It is envisaged that you will already have a good basic knowledge of property law, but lack the experience of development work and the issues it raises. If you do have development experience, the course will also be a useful refresher.
What does this course cover?
This course utilises worked examples and case studies to illustrate the key issues involved in acting for developers, including:
- Dealing with existing restrictive covenants, easements, and other third-party rights
- Boundary issues
- Ransom strips and sites not directly abutting the public highway
- Conditional contracts and options, especially planning issues
- Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy issues
- Stopping up and diverting highways and footpaths
- Site surveys and contamination
- Issues with common land and town and village greens