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Housebuilder & construction

We have an experienced and respected team who have been involved in the industry for many years.

Our advisers understand the industry and, more importantly, they understand the specific needs of house builder and construction businesses. Our lawyers don't just give technical advice on the law and leave it for the client to take a decision: they provide the robust legal opinions and practical solutions which will enable the right choices to be made, thereby allowing you to get on with what you do best: running the business and managing projects.

We offer guidance and advice on a range of issues including:

  • Negotiation and delivery of strategic land and option agreements
  • Land for immediate development
  • Major land acquisitions
  • Infrastructure requirements
  • Professional team appointments
  • Packaging of sites for multi-outlet disposals and land swaps

We also help clients with the production of documentation for development: Deeds of Conditions, service wayleaves, planning agreements, bonds, plot conveyancing, part-exchange, shared equity and affordable housing disposals.

In terms of construction law and dispute resolution, we act for developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, architects and surveyors in drafting and negotiating building contracts, professional appointments and collateral warranties.

We also handle:

  • Defect and warranty claims
  • Claims arising from repudiation and termination of contracts
  • Professional negligence
  • Dilapidations claims

Where disputes do arise and cannot be resolved through negotiation, our team has extensive experience of arbitration and adjudication, as well as formal litigation in the Court of Session and other commercial courts to provide you with all the legal guidance and representation you require.

We are proud to be Associate Members of Homes for Scotland and sponsors of the Homes for Scotland Associates Lunch.

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We have produced a number of legal briefings that will be of interest to housebuilder & construction.  Please take a look at our legal library for further information.

How can we help?

Harry Smith

Head of Housebuilder & Construction