Project development

Project development includes the development and construction of real estate projects, such as housing locations, offices, business premises and shopping centres, both new and forming part of urban renewal schemes. Over the years property development has increasingly focused on matters relating to area and location development, large-scale and otherwise. In all cases legal aspects play a major part. The regime of rules and regulations governing property development is becoming increasingly complicated and developments occur in rapid succession.
We offer our clients a multidisciplinary approach in these matters, enabling us to, as it were, guide you through the entire legal ‘timetable’ of the project.

Property development as a rule revolves around the close cooperation between the respective market parties and the relations between the market parties and the public authorities (Public-Private Partnership). The success rate of a project is largely determined by the way in which and the degree to which the parties work together. We can assist you in conducting negotiations, analysing risks, choosing the most effective partnership construction and in drafting contracts.

In addition knowledge of planning and zoning law and environmental law is indispensable in matters involving property development. We render advice and, where necessary, conduct legal proceedings in the field of zoning plan procedures, permits, animal and plant life and the environment.

Other areas of practice

Property

Real Estate law covers a wide field. It is concerned with the land and all that is constructed on and in it.

Real Estate law covers a wide field. It is concerned with the land and all that is constructed on and in it.

Renting and letting

Matters related to the renting and letting of real estate are among our greatest specializations. We render assistance to property investors, housing associations and other professional lessors and commercial lessees.

Matters related to the renting and letting of real estate are among our greatest specializations. We render assistance to property investors, housing associations and other professional lessors and commercial lessees.

Construction

The design and construction process is where the various parties involved have to work together, such as the commissioning authority, the architect, the consulting engineers, the contractor, sub-contractors, other contractors and suppliers.

The design and construction process is where the various parties involved have to work together, such as the commissioning authority, the architect, the consulting engineers, the contractor, sub-contractors, other contractors and suppliers.

Tendering

When government agencies (or similar institutions) wish to award a contract, this very soon means that multiple market parties must be given the opportunity to tender.

When government agencies (or similar institutions) wish to award a contract, this very soon means that multiple market parties must be given the opportunity to tender.

Environmental law and other administrative law

Environmental law is concerned with our environment and includes areas of law such as planning and zoning law, the protection of the environment and pollution control law

Environmental law is concerned with our environment and includes areas of law such as planning and zoning law, the protection of the environment and pollution control law

Procedural law and arbitration

Procurement law is likewise essential in matters relating to property development, especially to the public authorities. Tendering procedures as a rule give rise to a great number of practical questions which are increasingly resolved through legal proceedings.

Procurement law is likewise essential in matters relating to property development, especially to the public authorities. Tendering procedures as a rule give rise to a great number of practical questions which are increasingly resolved through legal proceedings.

Government liability

Public authorities may be held liable for damage resulting from its acts (and of late appear to be held liable increasingly readily in case of damage or harm).

Public authorities may be held liable for damage resulting from its acts (and of late appear to be held liable increasingly readily in case of damage or harm).

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