We provide a full range of Commercial Property services
Search for a legal expert
Land Development - Options and Overage
Development of land has become increasingly complex in recent years due to changes in regulation. Our commercial property solicitors understand the planning and environmental issues which may affect your development; our expertise in this area enables us to offer practical and commercial advice to help you successfully complete your project.
We aim to be a positive force in driving deals forward to a satisfactory conclusion.
Our clients include developers and house builders, both large and small companies and individuals. We can advise on and handle site acquisition and disposal and new house or plot sales.
We are experienced in dealing with the following areas:
Conditional contracts and development and building contracts
Overage agreements and pre-emption agreements
Planning agreements, Section 106 agreements and unilateral undertakings
Infrastructure agreements and joint venture agreements
New house or plot sales
If you are developing land, make sure you work with experts who will protect your interests. Call or email us today.
Celia has a wealth of experience in commercial property and in particular in acquisition of developments sites, acting for both landlord and tenants on commercial leases of industrial units and offices and acting for landowners on the granting of options. Two of her most memorable cases have been the negotiating of sale of land at Battersea Power Station and acting on the acquisition and disposal of a major development site which included negotiation with the office of the Mayor of London.
Celia joined Hart Brown in 2007 and she became a consultant in 2015.
Celia’s clients provide excellent feedback: “From the start of this project to the end you have dealt with everything that has been thrown at you and given me impeccable advice on all matters from buying the sites to obtaining the planning permission through to completing a section 106 on such a massive development and working tirelessly ….. thank you once again for your sound advice”
Rod joined Hart Brown as a trainee in 1983, qualified in 1985 and became a partner in 1988.
Rod has specialised in property law for over 20 years concentrating on commercial property for the last 7 years. He handles a broad range of commercial transactions for both businesses and individuals. He has developed a particular expertise in dealing with restrictive covenants, options, conditional contracts and overage.
He is a member of the Law Society Property Group, the LawNet Commercial Property Group and Mensa. In order to further enhance his knowledge and skills in 2007 Rod took on the arduous task of studying for, and passing with Distinction, an LL.M Masters Degree in Advanced Commercial Property Law through Northumbria University. He achieved the highest combined score with his first 4 assignments and was awarded top prize by Butterworths/Lexis Nexis.
In 2008 he published a book on “Methods of Securing Development Land Overage”.
Roderick’s clients regularly describe him as “very good to deal with”, “clear, direct, straightforward, efficient and effective.” Another client commented: "Roderick Campbell provided extremely helpful, insightful, and totally professional advice. He was much more useful than other solicitors involved in the transaction."
His most memorable case was an Option Agreement concerning an M25 service area which lasted for some 12 years.
Simon is a barrister within the Dispute Resolution department having been called to the bar in 1987. He was a tenant in chambers in the Middle Temple for ten years where he had a broad practice in general commercial and civil litigation before increasingly specialising in property litigation. Before he joined Hart Brown in June 2012 he was in private practice in central London.
Simon has substantial expertise in all aspects of property disputes as well as property related professional negligence claims and insolvency.
Simon is a trained mediator and a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution as a way of resolving claims. He is also a member of the Property Litigation Association in the Middle Temple.
Prior to joining Hart Brown, Tamzin had worked for a local authority, for both regional and national firms, and she had managed her own firm.
Tamzin specialises in all aspects of commercial property including the sale and purchase of shops, offices and restaurants, landlord and tenant matters (from granting the new lease, through to the various licences for works, transfers and so on) and dealing with the eventual termination of a lease. She is also experienced at dealing with development work including option agreements and acquisitions.
Her most memorable case was the lease of some advertising space – for a well known electronics company in Leicester Square!