Although demand for new build properties in the UK is high, competition is also intense and buyers’ expectations are higher than ever. An experienced, highly efficient and effective plot sales strategy and capability is therefore a crucial factor in the success of any property development project.
Consistently ranked in the top tier of both The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, we are regarded as the region's leading full service property team. Our team includes a specialist Plot sales team – the leading service of its type in the Thames Valley.
We handle many hundreds of plot sales transactions each year for commercial and residential property developers. Whatever the scale and scope of the development, we offer a seamless and highly cost-effective service and pride ourselves on a proven track record of outstanding client service and achieving sales on time and to budget, in line with developers’ critical sales programmes and targets.
Forming a strategy for the future management and ownership of communal areas and the residual interests is becoming increasingly more important and can be costly and complicated if not addressed thoughtfully and at the right time. Our team is well placed to advise on these issues and the various options available to developers.
We also act as the "recommended solicitor" for many national house builders – working for purchasers of flats or houses on their developments. We specialise in Help to Buy and other government-backed schemes, as well as handling developers' own incentive schemes.
The team also supports affordable housing providers with sales of new shared equity properties.
Services for developers include:
Advising on management structure and future ownership of communal and residual parts of developments sites
Preparing the site for sale by advising on structure and generating appropriate sales documents in advance of sales commencing
Preparation of a legal handbook in association with the developer and selling agent
Setting up management companies and liaising with managing agents to agree management schemes
Regular weekly updates and review meetings with the developer and selling agent (creating cost savings by removing the need to employ a contract chaser)
Customised billing protocols and transparent invoicing
Use of a secure online sales micro site
Use of a secure client extranet
Who we help
We provide our Plot sales service to a wide range of property developers and house builders in respect of the disposal of units of all shapes and sizes within residential, commercial and mixed use schemes.
I wanted to let you know that I was extremely impressed in the manner that the Plot sales team handled all the plot sales at our site in Sandhurst. I thought that they were outstanding. Additionally, the sales agents were similarly impressed.
Director, regional developer
A big thank you to you and your team for the outstanding support on the legal side that you have given us over the last few months under these difficult circumstances. Thank you for your hard work and excellent support. You have both been very helpful and responsive and have given great client service with your work.
I have no doubt in recommending you. You’ve done a fabulous job.
Regional sales agent, Land & New Homes
It’s been a pleasure working with you – I wish all developers’ solicitors were as efficient and helpful.
Plot purchaser’s solicitor
I just wanted to let you know that I was extremely impressed in the manner that Angela Hutson handled all the sales at our site. She was outstanding.
Sales Director, regional house builder
Thank you so much for getting the last one over the line and for all of your effort in getting all of them to completion! It has been a pleasure working with you and I cannot believe how smoothly things have gone considering the challenges and Help to Buy!
Managing Director, regional house builder
For plot sales, we receive a pro-active no nonsense service with regular progress reports.
Managing Director, regional house builder
You are a star, well done – thanks for all your help.
Angela Hutson is recommended for plot sales.
The Legal 500
Relevant recent activities include:
Acting for developers in respect of the sale of plots on multiple sites ranging from !+ units across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, London and beyond
Completing transactions for recommended purchases the same day as the mortgage offer was received where urgency was required by the purchaser and developer
Acting for developers where the solicitors who purchased the development site did not have the experience or capacity to deal with a large number of plot sales, with multiple completions taking place on the same day
Disposing of 25 fully serviced plots to self-builders on a low carbon development in rural Oxfordshire
Multiple disposals of residential plots to affordable housing providers
Disposals of space for commercial, leisure and community use to investors / operators / occupiers in mixed use schemes
Acting for housing associations in respect of the disposal of residential property sold on a shared equity basis