“They always respond very quickly, with good communication and good knowledge of what we are doing.”
Our experts understand the ongoing challenges facing the house building industry and try to ensure we provide a commercially-focused service for our clients and can often suggest quick solutions to problems that might otherwise delay or stop deals.
We have an exceptional team of specialist lawyers who bring together expertise in estate management, regeneration, acquisitions and developments, building contracts and construction, commercial leasing, landlord and tenant, funding and procurement. We deliver a comprehensive service and have an acknowledged track record in:
The team includes in-house planning lawyers and chartered town planners, as well as specialist construction lawyers who provide a wide range of services. This additional resource enables the team to provide a comprehensive and seamless service for its housebuilder and landowner clients from initial site appraisal through the planning process and onto completion and disposal.
In addition to acquisition, disposal and planning, they can give expert advice on construction matters such as:
We have an enviable reputation in the residential development sector as our clients include well-known national and regional house builders, contractor/developers and social housing providers, such as:
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Example's of the wide variety of developments that Blake Morgan’s specialists have worked on include:
“Their attention to detail is great. I have no hesitation in recommending the team to all manner of clients. The diligence of the team really shines through.”
“Blake Morgan's exceptionally large team has a particularly strong developer and retail client base, and acts for a number of central government departments and charities. ”
Construction lawyers always enjoy a good Court of Appeal case. When things are decided in the Court of Appeal the legal landscape usually becomes more certain, and it becomes easier to advise clients about the law.
Uncertainty is a common issue surrounding Brexit, and this remains a theme in the part it plays in the UK housing crisis.
'Land-banking is a myth that just won't be debunked'
On 13th September the Government published a new section in its Planning Practice Guidance on Build to Rent in order to simplify its treatment within the planning system and aid in the interpretation of The National Planning Policy Framework.
The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 24 July. The Government has made a number of changes to the draft that was released for consultation earlier in March. We take a detailed look.
In the recent High Court case of Gaia v Abbeygate, a developer was found not to have made reasonable endeavours to fulfil conditions of a contract as soon as reasonably practicable.
Developers are geared up to carry out necessary remediation of brownfield sites through the planning process, but what happens if there is historical contamination on land that they have sold to homeowners years before?
A Court of Appeal ruling last month involving planning permission to convert a building in west London from five flats to eight explored...
The recent case of Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd & Anor highlights the caution that developers should take when acquiring a site with planning permission. The case confirmed that copyright protection applies to architects' drawings.
A major housebuilder has fallen victim to an unfortunate lack of concentration when acquiring a development site in Wales, with expensive consequences.
Discover how we have assisted Canary Wharf Group in the development of Jubilee Place Mall which opened in November 2013.
We have advised on a public walkway infrastructure forming part of a major regeneration scheme.