Residential Development


Owen White is unusual in that it has a specialist residential development team. Phil Lawrence leads the team, which acts for house builders, providers of affordable housing and other developers. The team’s clients include national house builders, registered providers of affordable housing and niche developers.

We are genuine experts. This is not something we dabble in.

We have a good reputation in the industry and often handle large, complex projects that are more usually the preserve of City practices.

As well as acting for private-sector developers we also act for a wide range of registered providers of affordable housing. We have considerable experience of this specialist area.

Our work includes:

  • Acquisition
  • Development agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Agreements with local planning authorities
  • Disposal of developed sites
  • Commercial leases

Whoever we are acting for our approach is always the same – we want to be seen as part of our client’s key team, rather than as external consultants. We can add far more value if we are part of our client’s team. We also enjoy it more!

At Owen White, we are also able to offer practical advice to our clients in respect of a wide range of property disputes including property and development contract disputes, dilapidations, lease renewals, lease extensions and enfranchisement. For further information please contact our Property Disputes Team.

“ Straightforward, timely and honest advice ”
- Oven Wizards Franchising Limited

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Our Residential Development Solicitors

For further information or to discuss your particular requirements, please contact Phil Lawrence, Stephanie Bishop, Caryn Beidas, Mike Smith or Ewan Gadsden.