Residential Land Development – Services to landowners and land agents
We appreciate through our long heritage in advising landowners and our strong ties to the agricultural community the very personal nature and importance of land development. Often land may be a family’s principal asset, and will have provided a livelihood for several generations.
We provide a personal, sensitive and supportive approach from the outset so that our landowner clients feel comfortable with and understand the transaction, remaining fully informed as the deal progresses.
We always work closely with a landowner’s land agent and accountants from an early stage to ensure that each transaction is structured fairly for the landowner and in a tax-efficient manner.
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with developments involving multiple landowners and land assembly issues as well as restructuring existing incompatible overage and clawback arrangements. Such transactions can provide complex challenges in sharing costs and values and managing tax implications.
Where land is being retained, we structure any sale to ensure that the landowner retains all the necessary rights to continue to occupy their retained land.
Equally, our in-depth expertise in overage and clawback arrangements enables us to secure the landowner’s ongoing interest in any land sold.