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04. Town Planning Advice

Town Planning Advice

In our professional experience, solicitors, conveyancing specialists and lending institutions whether they be banks, building societies or other funding sources for corporate and private clients, rarely visit the land or buildings to be acquired or examine the planning history of the subject site in any significant detail.

This has led to the incorrect town planning advice being given to their clients which can result in claims of negligence and having an impact on the professional indemnity insurance of solicitors and conveyancing specialists.

Therefore, by seeking specialist chartered town planning advice at the outset, you will be assured of obtaining the best and most accurate guidance based on a site visit and subsequent detailed planning research, to allow relevant planning issues affecting the conveyancing process to be examined at an early stage and to prevent potential purchases of sites and buildings that do not benefit from the required planning consent or development potential. 

Case Studies

Case study 1:

Solicitor sued by client for lack of due diligence in conveyancing matters relating to the change of use of an existing pub to self contained flats which subsequently resulted in council enforcement action.

Case study 2:

Client was considering purchasing a large parcel of land at auction for residential development purposes believing it to be a natural extension to the built up area boundary. Case study of land prior to auction date reveals the site is located within the open countryside and that the council involved have an adequate housing land supply. Further detailed research revealed access and landscape impact issues preventing our client from making an abortive land purchase.

Case study 3:

Client purchases house with the specific intention of converting it to a small house in multiple occupation having being advised it was permitted development but that was incorrect as an article 4 direction prevented such a lawful use.

 40 Years of Accumulated Practice

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Planning Law and property development is not black and white. Utilising the substantial Town Planning and Property Development experience of, we can help you devise a successful strategy at the outset. Before making your next move make sure you have the correct professionals in place to advise you. Contact us today to request a quote.

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