“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. ”
Sometimes the need to get a project up and running takes top priority, even before the parties have settled all their terms of agreement.
The Government has now confirmed many of the proposals set out in its consultation from August on Apprenticeship Levy funding arrangements in England
A brief update on news and developments in construction law.
We have picked through the Housing White Paper to identify these five key planning points for developers:
The redevelopment of one part of a building poses obvious construction risk to the remaining parts. For example, basement excavations in expensive London enclaves or fancy penthouse conversions to the top of a block.
While social media has been a topic in planning circles since at least 2012, a recent release of data has reinvigorated interest in the subject.
A recent case highlights the importance of accurate and timely applications for registration of matters at Land Registry. Due to an inaccurate plan being filed there was a delay in registration of the transfer of some land..
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.
Whilst the bar is rightly set high, a recent case has shown that allotments are not sacred, that a sufficiently important development can displace them and that developers should not be discouraged from incorporating them into strategic developments.
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.