Property Development

Our commercial real estate team has exceptional knowledge of the issues surrounding property development from both a commercial and residential perspective.

Our experience comes from supporting our wide range of local and national clients on all aspects of development related issues. This ranges from the initial site acquisition and assembly, through to plot sales, leases and ultimately site disposal to institutional or other types of investor.

Our expertise covers the full range of services detailed below.

  • Options to purchase
  • Conditional contracts for sale and purchase
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Development contracts
  • Lease agreements
  • Grants and release of easements
  • Enforceability and removal of covenants
  • Uplift or overage provisions
  • Statutory agreements (including S106 planning agreements, S104 water agreements and S38 and S278 highways agreements)
  • Defective title insurance

To find out more about how we support our clients in relation to property development, please contact our highly experienced team as detailed below. We would be delighted to hear from you.


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Angela Thomas

Commercial Real Estate - Partner

Angela qualified in 1986 and joined Taylor Walton (then Taylor Walker) early in 1987. She has specialised in commercial property work since joining the firm and became a Partner in 1991.

In 2004 Angela became Head of the Commercial Real Estate Department, which is one of the largest teams in the South East region, offering a full range of real estate services.

Angela has throughout her career acted for a number of the firm’s most important clients carrying out high value work and has built her reputation on a pragmatic commercial approach coupled with excellent client service. In particular Angela is responsible for the firm being retained for over 20 years by Capita Plc to handle its commercial property requirements. Capita is the UK’s leading outsourcing company and over this period has amassed one of the largest commercial property portfolios in the private sector.

Angela advises on leasehold acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, landlord and tenant matters and a wide range of ancillary issues.

Angela also has considerable experience in handling the property aspects of corporate and business acquisitions and disposals, substantial investment acquisitions and disposals and complex financing transactions and commercial development work particularly in the office retail and leisure sector.

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"Taylor Walton LLP advised Capita on the property aspects of two deals with an aggregate value of £162m. Team head Angela Thomas, Dermot Carey and Michael Kelly are the key figures in the team, which also assisted Brook Street and The Jarvis Group with substantial real estate transactions"

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