Legal expertise for property development finance.

Property development finance is a vital resource for developers on either new construction projects or large-scale renovations.

We help our clients to ensure the loan transactions are completed efficiently and with no disruption. Your strategic priority should always be getting the right legal advice at every stage of the process, and we have extensive experience working for both funders and borrowers across the property development sector.

Advising on all aspects of a transaction

Our specialist property development finance lawyers have experience working with corporate borrowers, individuals, commercial and residential property developers, joint venture partnerships, private lenders and banks across a range of commercial and residential projects. No matter how complex your transaction is, we will always provide straightforward, pragmatic advice. Whether you are seeking support with investment funding, refinancing, restructuring or land or property acquisition, as strategic partners to our clients, we can ensure you have the right level of funding throughout the lifecycle of your project.

We help clients working on ground-up developments as well as those renovating an existing building, ensuring we always tailor our advice to ensure we secure the funding they need, when they need it. We provide support on all property development finance matters, including drafting and reviewing all the necessary legal documentation including facility letter, loan agreements and security documentation.

When you work with us, you will benefit from the expertise of our experience commercial property lawyers as well as the expertise of our broader firm and property network. We recognise that property development finance is just one piece of the puzzle, and that you need a source of advice and guidance that can support you in the long-term.

Securing the right property development finance

No two property development projects are the same, and each needs a finance solution that aligns with its particular challenges and end goals. Your requirements will depend on whether your project involves ground-up development, heavy refurbishment or renovation, and there are a multitude of finance options available. You might need a short-term bridging loan to cover your building costs for a year, or you may want the option to convert to a mortgage as the project progresses. If you are looking to purchase shops, offices or warehouses, you could benefit from a commercial mortgage. While it may be possible to secure 100% of the finance using additional security, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you meet certain criteria. These details make all the difference, and this is where our expert development finance lawyers can help you find an option that is suited to your needs. 

The practice is rated for its “excellent response times, industry-specific knowledge and commercial attitude.


Seamless service and commercial insight

We understand the property development process and know that working within a timeframe is the key to maximising the commercial value of projects. The legal side of things doesn’t occur in a vacuum, it is an integral part of the process. That is why we embed ourselves into our client’s teams so that we can be part of the strategic conversations and can react quickly as the project progresses. This allows us to add value at every step, from undertaking full due diligence, producing reports on titles and leases and preparing the documents and reports required as part of property finance deals.

Let’s get started today

We can help you with every aspect of your property development finance transaction, as well as any other matters relating to commercial property and land development. contact Louise Benning on +44 (0) 1923 725 017, email at or fill in our contact form.

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