Sale and Purchase of Land - Jonathan Lea Network

There are many reasons for purchasing and selling land, from buying a small piece of land from your neighbour, to buying a large site for housing development or to prevent such development, to purchasing or selling farmland, investment land or woodland.

Whether you are a developer, landowner, estate owner or individual, we will advise on all aspects of the land purchase or sale, working in accordance with your project’s time frames.

Whilst the conveyancing process of land is similar to standard property conveyancing, it can present unique challenges, including rights of access and light, boundaries, Covenants / restrictions, planning permission, water and drainage, utilities and services, contamination and environmental and nature conservation issues.

We will help you negotiate and deal effectively with these issues and our expertise and experience enables us to foresee potential problems before they arise to achieve a positive outcome for our clients within a reasonable time frame.

How can JLN help you?

Acting for clients on sales and purchases of all types and sizes has led to us gaining particular experience in the following areas:

  • Agricultural land deals
  • Plot sales
  • Development finance
  • Residential development land
  • Mixed use development land
  • Self-build home projects
  • Investment land and woodland
  • Small parcels of land / amenity land
  • Boundary issues
  • Access and rights of way
  • Rights to light
  • Public highways, footpaths and access
  • Water and drainage issues
  • Contamination issues
  • Environmental and nature conservation issues

We also identify and advise on other relevant areas of law, such as:

Our Areas of Experience

  • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties, including agricultural land and buildings
  • Construction contracts
  • Development projects including planning agreements, options, conditional contracts and joint venture arrangements
  • Leasebacks and re-financings
  • Leasehold arrangements and landlord and tenant negotiations
  • Leasehold enfranchisement;Planning contracts including s.106 agreements
  • Residential site assembly and plot sale disposal
  • Short term licence to occupy agreements
  • Vacant property management, including property guardian contractual documentation

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