The property development advice you need

‘Our recommendations will be based on understanding your business, not just the legal issues’

Construction development is a lucrative business but you need to tread carefully – it carries with it a number of risks. So the way you assess and manage those risks is key to your success. We can provide extensive property development advice to help you safeguard your own interests and those of your funder.

A deep understanding of property development law

Our team of construction solicitors has wide-ranging experience in all areas of property development law. You can rely on our expertise in:

  • Defining a procurement strategy
    We’ll give you the property development advice you need to agree a balanced contract from the outset, in the form of practical, affordable answers without confusing legal jargon.
  • Getting the contracts right
    We can discuss the options with you, advise on the risks and lend support to your negotiations, or even handle them on your behalf. We’ll provide practical solutions and clear advice at a cost to suit your budget.
  • Delivering on time and on budget
    Proper contract programme planning, monitoring and timely delivery are critical. If a matter does end in dispute, we’ll give you a straight answer about your chances of success.
  • Agreeing new homes guarantees
    Successful residential land development needs a reputable guarantor on board at an early stage. While valuers continue to exercise caution, you need to limit your risks of an adverse valuation. Both our construction and property teams have a proven record of minimising risk and financial exposure for property developers and homeowners alike.

Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Advises a broad range of industry players, including contractors, suppliers, consultants and employers, on all stages of the supply chain. Adept at handling matters in the education, infrastructure, housing and charity sectors. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are very helpful and always keen to be engaged.” “They provide good service at competitive rates.” Work highlights Advised That Bournemouth Company on the procurement of a £70 million mixed-use development project, to include residential units, two Hilton hotels and associated works. Notable practitioners: Graham Street (Eminent Practitioner) is the firm’s managing partner and advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. His deep knowledge of the construction sector is widely respected in the market. Litigation specialist Andrew Ash (Band 3) represents a range of contractors, developers and utility providers. One market source attests that he is “technically very good, and passionate about what he does.” Associate Abigail Garty (Band 3) is described by interviewees as a “very conscientious” practitioner. She advises clients on a host of transactional and contentious issues, from contract negotiation and professional appointments to defect and payment claims.” Chambers 2017 South West

“Royds Withy King advises on contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the retail, housing and infrastructure sectors. Philip Banks-Welsh and Graham Street are key figures in the team, which was joined in January 2016 by Andrew Ash from Osborne Clarke.” Legal 500 2016 South West

Contact us now to reap the benefits of our experienced property development advice by calling 0800 923 2063 or emailing

Hannah Ongaro was excellent. Responsive and understanding. Her correspondence, though often lengthy due to the complicated issues involved, was incisive and persuasive.
Royds Withy King Client

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