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Development land in the UK

We support landowners and property professionals to navigate the legal issues around strategic land. If you are seeking to realize the value of development land, we can advise on the various routes to doing so, from promotion agreements to joint ventures.

For many landowners selling land to a developer with the benefit of planning permission will be the most important land transaction they enter into.

Development can take many forms, including for residential, commercial and logistics use. Unlike many firms, Withers acts almost exclusively for landowners and our expertise in acting for charities, farmers and estate owners puts us in a unique position to advise on all of the key legal issues relating to strategic land, from the legal agreement with a developer right through to advising on the taxation of any sale proceeds.
 

We work with a range of property professionals to secure the best development outcomes for landowners, and our experience covers both residential and employment sites throughout England.

There are a number of routes available to landowners to enable them to realise the value of strategic land. Withers regularly acts on the full spectrum of these development structures and we are often able to pioneer and advise landowners on new structures tailored to the landowner’s specific objectives. 

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David M Holland

David M Holland

Partner | London

David M Holland

Partner | London

Real estate

Christopher Groves

Christopher Groves

Partner | London

Christopher Groves

Partner | London

Private client and tax

Jeremy M Wakeham

Jeremy M Wakeham

Partner | London

Jeremy M Wakeham

Partner | London

Real estate

Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

Partner | London

Tom Hughes

Partner | London

Real estate

Sharon Gimson

Sharon Gimson

Consultant | London

Sharon Gimson

Consultant | London

Real estate

Graham Elliott

Graham Elliott

Consultant | London

Graham Elliott

Consultant | London

International corporate tax

Veronica Carey

Veronica Carey

Special counsel | London

Veronica Carey

Special counsel | London

Real estate disputes

Alanna Johnson

Alanna Johnson

Senior Associate | London

Alanna Johnson

Senior Associate | London

Commercial Real Estate

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