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Acting for developers on site set up
When our development clients have purchased a plot of land, we work closely with them and their architect to assist with:
- Estate layout plan approval
- Statutory undertaker easements, wayleaves etc
- Highways agreements where works to highways are required
- Compliance of Section 106 Agreements
- Section 38 Agreements if a new road is to be adopted
- Incorporation of a management company if there is a private road
- Preparation of a detailed information booklet to assist buyers and their Solicitors
We prepare a precedent estate contract and transfer and meet with our clients face to face so that we can ensure the development documents are consistent for each plot and take into account planning requirements, any restrictive covenants our clients may wish to impose, necessary plot rights, reservations for the builder and any positive obligations our clients, any management company and buyer may need to comply with.
We have always found that spending time preparing the information pack, helps buyers and their Solicitors to understand the history of the site and the new planning requirements and our booklet includes all the documentation necessary so the buyer’s Solicitor can properly report to their client.
The information booklet covers matters such as the title, documents filed, the new transfer to be entered into, services available, rights in favour of others such as utility companies, planning conditions satisfied and any that are outstanding, the new build warranty available, how notice will be served once the plot is completed and documentation that will be provided on completion.
Wading through numerous planning conditions is not an easy task for any buyer’s Solicitor, so we provide a planning schedule which sets out the planning condition, whether it has been satisfied, supporting correspondence from the local planning authority where conditions have been met, timescales for conditions not yet satisfied, supporting reports where these are referred to.
In our experience, this proactive and helpful approach saves time and avoids unnecessary additional enquiries.