Development & Construction
At Harrison Drury our team of specialist construction lawyers deal with property law for all kinds of developments throughout England and Wales.
We have an in-depth knowledge of the property market and work hard to be at the forefront of new developments. Our core services are in construction law, development law, investment and asset management, landlord and tenant law, property litigation and construction dispute resolution, and property finance.
Our clients include property developers, institutional and other investors, banks and other funders, occupiers, housebuilders, and surveyors and agents.
Our team of property lawyers and landlord solicitors regularly handle commercial, residential and mixed-use projects and will liaise with all key parties to ensure the best practical outcome and the smooth delivery of the scheme.
We can assist with all aspects including:
- Development agreements
- Funding (including forward funding/forward sale agreements)
- Joint venture agreements
- Site assembly
- Pre-lettings (including agreements for lease)
- Construction law issues and documentation
- Acquisitions and disposals
- Construction Contract Disputes
Our specialist landlord and tenant team can assist with all aspects of landlord law, landlord and tenant work as well as property management including:
- Negotiating new leases
- Dealing with applications for consent (to assign, sublet, alter or change the use of the premises)
- Dilapidations issues
- Lease renewals and terminations
- Telecommunication agreements
- Dealing with tenant default and insolvency
Our specialist property litigation lawyers also have considerable expertise in related matters such as:
- Boundary disputes
- Property dispute law
- Debt collection
- Dealing with tenant default and insolvency
- Contested lease renewals
- All related landlord and tenant litigation
Our property solicitors are experienced in all aspects of secured lending including:
- Mortgages and debentures
- Refinancings and restructurings
- Personal and corporate guarantees
- Forward funding/forward sale agreements
Latest Property & Construction News & Insights
Witnessing documents during the coronavirus pandemic
George Wilson, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, reinforces the importance of following the correct guidance for witnessing documents and how to still meet legal requirements during the…
Coronavirus: Guidance and support for homebuyers and residential developers
Jody Proudman, of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, and Jackie Bate, from the commercial property team offer guidance for residential developers and people buying or selling private residential homes during…
Coronavirus and its impact on the construction sector
Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team offers guidance for contractors and sub-contractors during a period of uncertainty for the construction sector. Last updated March 25,…
Coronavirus – Do my obligations under a commercial lease still stand?
Harrison Drury’s Chloe Harrison looks at how coronavirus may impact on lease agreements between landlords and tenants. Due to recent developments globally, in the UK some businesses have remained open…
Can coronavirus be cited in force majeure claims?
Maria Roussari, paralegal in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, discusses force majeure clauses in existing contractual agreements in the wake of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The ongoing coronavirus COVID-19…
Attractive future for Clitheroe beautician’s business
A Clitheroe business owner plans to expand her beautician business after securing the lease on units at a local business park. Beauty Boutique has agreed a five-year lease on three…02/03/20
Drafting construction contracts for modular projects – the importance of defining ‘sign off’
Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team, discusses how the outcome of a recent case may influence drafting in future construction contracts when dealing with the…17/02/20
What does a ‘conservation covenant’ mean for landowners?
Chloe Harrison, trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation department, discusses the proposals in the government’s latest green initiative and what they may mean for landowners and future developers. The…10/02/20
What is the difference between a positive covenant and a fencing easement?
Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, outlines the distinction between a positive covenant and an easement, and the subsequent obligations to boundary management for land owners. Accurate analysis…27/01/20
Can I protect the access to sunlight to my solar panels?
Following a recent case, Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, discusses the implications for planning applications that affect natural light reaching existing solar panels. Solar panels have in…20/01/20