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Land acquisition and disposal

Our Land team has a strong reputation in the industry and acts for a number of national house builders and large consortia involved in major projects, plus many local developers. The team's work ranges from new settlements and town expansion schemes to small developments of executive houses or affordable housing schemes. We are regularly involved with city centre developments and the redevelopment of brownfield sites.


We are able to deal with acquisition by complex land assembly involving numerous landowners or major disposals by government departments and we have considerable experience in all areas of residential land acquisition and development work including:


  • long term strategic land assembly and acquisition;
  • short term land acquisition;
  • tenders, contracts, conditional contracts and options;
  • freehold acquisition subject to uplift payments;
  • consortium and joint venture agreements;
  • joint venture companies;
  • land "exchanges" and
  • drafting and advising on bonds, parent guarantees and collateral warranties


Our Approach

With a positive can do approach to business our Land team strives to maintain a personal, direct and efficient service with the expertise, resource and determination to ensure we meet our clients' targets and deadlines.


Chambers UK 2009: "The team here has created a housebuilding practice of such scale and quality that sources remark: 'Forget the South West - this is one of the best residential development firms in the entire country!' The team's work ranges from new settlements and town expansion to small executive developments and affordable housing schemes, and it is frequently involved in the redevelopment of brownfield sites and city centre developments."


Re: the Birmingham office Chambers states: "A tight-knit and helpful team which sees its clients' interests as paramount, Davies and Partners makes its debut in the rankings following glowing feedback from clients."

Meet the team

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