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Property Development


Conveyancing and property

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6 July 2014

Law Society Publishing


Paperback + CD-ROM
234 x 156 mm
472 pages

Property Development
A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

Gavin Le Chat


Property Development provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the acquisition of land for development and an analysis of the most commonly used transaction structures. It highlights for legal professionals, developers and landowners the issues and pitfalls encountered in practice.

The second edition of this popular guide has been comprehensively updated to take account of changes to the law since 2010, including:

  • Localism Act 2011
  • Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010
  • Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012
  • Flood and Water Management Act 2010
  • Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012.

The vast range of checklists, example model clauses, contracts, and precedent deeds and transfers have been updated and added to, and are also included on the accompanying CD-ROM for easy use by your practice.


PART I: Site acquisition;
1. Preliminary investigations;
2. Investigating title: adverse matters;
3. Access;
4. Drainage and other services;
5. Planning;
6. Contaminated land issues;
7. Miscellaneous issues;
8. Obtaining vacant possession;
PART II: Transaction structures;
9. Conditional contracts;
10. Option agreements;
11. Pre-emption agreements;
12. Overage agreements;
13. Land promotion agreements;
14. Collaboration agreements;
15. Mixed use developments;

About the Author

Gavin le Chat is a solicitor and partner with Shoosmiths LLP. He has over 30 years' experience and a detailed understanding of development work. Gavin currently specialises in residential development and regularly advises developers and landowners in connection with site acquisitions, contracts conditional on planning, options to purchase, overage agreements, joint venture and collaboration agreements.