“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. ”
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has confirmed the reappointment of Blake Morgan Partner Philip Jardine and Ewan Jones of Grimshaw Architects to the board of the Design Commission for Wales.
Blake Morgan partner, Oliver Sowton, joined the guest speaker line up at today's Regenerate South Conference.
Sometimes the need to get a project up and running takes top priority, even before the parties have settled all their terms of agreement.
Neighbourhood Planning Bill amendment has brought in some changes to the change of use or demolition of public houses. Here is an overview of the reforms.
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.
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 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.
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.