Retail development can help regenerate towns and cities, breathing new life into derelict or under-performing space. Without proper planning, vision and legal support, these sorts of development projects can quickly become an expensive liability.
High street stores, petrol stations, retail parks spring up fairly regularly across the UK. For those involved in their development, these will be the results of years of strategising, analysing, evaluating, and pouring over plans and legal documents.
That’s because a successful retail development is a complex, time-consuming and absorbing process. It requires a team effort by lawyers, architects, surveyors and other professionals as well as careful project management of processes. It calls for attention to detail, commercial thinking and a willingness to put everything into making the project happen.
Our commercial property lawyers work with retail developers to help make their plans a reality. Starting with a thorough examination of the client’s plans and objectives, they work through the process of getting funding in place, identifying and negotiating purchase of the right land, dealing with the issues that might hamper the development, and supporting the developer during construction and onward sale or leasing arrangements.
Their day-to-day work is about advising developers on:
- site acquisition
- funding and grants
- environmental issues
- conditional contracts
- compulsory purchase
- options to purchase
- joint venture agreements
- public and private sector agreements
- construction documents
- section 106 and 104 agreements
- infrastructure agreements
- development contracts
- JCT contracts
- town and country planning
- sale and lease agreements
Retail Development Planning Solicitors
This area of law can be complex, but our legal experts understand retail development in its commercial context and support developers from beginning to end.