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  • Overview

    Expert property and land development lawyers in Kent

    This includes planning, infrastructure issues, financing, overage agreements option and pre-emption agreements, land and plot sales.

    Our team is highly regarded for the depth of its expertise, with Gilbert Green recognised in Chambers Directory as an industry leader.

    Our team provides specialist expertise in connection with joint venture and partnership arrangements, promotion agreements, the acquisition of strategic land, equalisation agreements and overage/clawback arrangements.

    • Purchase of land for development – acting for landowners, builders and developers on the sale or purchase of land for development, including options, conditional contracts and participation agreements
    • Infrastructure agreements – negotiation of agreements for the construction and adoption of roads, sewers and other infrastructure
    • Site assembly – acting for builders and developers on the acquisition of strategic land for future development, including equalisation agreements, joint ventures and long term options
    • Land promotion – working (often as part of a team with an agent, a planner and other professionals) to promote land in emerging statutory and local plans including representations at consultation stages and at enquiries
    • Plot sales/new homes – the setting up of selling/letting schemes, including management companies or residents associations, and the sale or letting of new residential or commercial units.

    Our property and land development legal team also work closely with our specialist construction lawyers.

    For further information please contact one of the team.

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Thomson Snell & Passmore's strengths are knowledge of my organisation, good client relationship. It feels like they are an extension of the in house team. 

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 All issues dealt with in a proactive manner and Matthew remains very easy to contact, something I view as being very important.

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Thomson Snell & Passmore's strengths are knowledge of my organisation, good client relationship. It feels like they are an extension of the in house team.

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I have used Mark Steggles before and found his work efficient and without fuss.

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You have made us feel that we are your ONLY client by getting back to us almost immediately where possible with updates, advice and best way forward and for that you should be applauded.

Client

It was reassuring to know that Thomson Snell & Passmore were supporting us on this important project. TS&P provided a high level of service and support throughout the transaction and their assistance was invaluable.

Client

The pragmatic input on this transaction from Thomson Snell & Passmore has enabled us to achieve strategic objectives in a commercial fashion. Thomson Snell & Passmore provided a high level of service and their assistance was vital.

Client

Gilbert was available and attentive. He was clear in his explanation of legal matters and risks.

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"Agricultural expert" Sue Lister handles farm and land acquisitions as well as mineral rights, EU subsidies and renewable energy issues. She is praised by clients for her skilful handling of contentious cases: "She is always calm and offers pragmatic guidance, and is on my go-to list of professional contacts."     

Chambers UK 2016

The "superb" Richard Ellard heads the team and is considered an "expert" in the commercial property market. He advises on matters such as investment acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, real estate finance and development.

Chambers UK 2016

They act effectively, on time and deliver results in all the areas that we ask them to work on our behalf. 

Client

I was particularly impressed with her professional expertise.

Client

She forms a proper relationship with the client, she tries to understand what the priorities are, she sets herself high standards and is not too proud to apologise if things do not go as well as she hoped. It was always a pleasure working with her.  

Client

Sophie was hard working, extremely diligent and was a great benefit to our business

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Alisa kept us informed of progress, dealt with our concerns, was not intimidated by other party, agreed deed of variation that protects shareholders' interests

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Receiving sensible, intelligent advice from the team. Experience of complex projects that needed detailed assistance; it was well directed from the outset.

Client

The team come across as professional, but go to the main points to get a clearer understanding of the potential problems and options as well as a route forward.    

Client

The team come across as professional, but go to the main points to get a clearer understanding of the potential problems and options as well as a route forward.    

Client

The team come across as professional, but go to the main points to get a clearer understanding of the potential problems and options as well as a route forward.    

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Please accept our most grateful thanks for all your tireless efforts in getting us over the line.  We can’t imagine that you were able to provide the same quality (and quantity) of help to all your clients – we felt quite privileged during this process. We won’t hesitate to recommend your services to anybody who asks. 

Client

Detailed information was required over a short time frame and put together in a very unbiased way.

Client

Sue has been great, always contactable and kept us up to speed with things. She looked after us and our interests well; we couldn't be happier

Client

I just wanted to say thanks TS&P and particularly to Alisa for all her hard work on helping us acquire our latest restaurant. We know it was a long and frustrating one and probably not made any easier for you by our inexperience! The hardwork has only just begun for us but please do come and see it or eat sometime.

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Everything handled smoothly, pleasantly and accurately. Could not have asked for better!

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Very professional, yet friendly, advice throughout.

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I was very pleased with the due care and attention I was given in this matter.

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Matt sorted everything out and came up with constructive solutions to the queries from the other party's solicitor.  

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Good communication throughout the process.

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Understood what was required and got on with it, only seeking instructions when necessary.

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Professionalism of solicitors and attentiveness to promptly completing all actions as well as anticipating next steps and likely problems. Also, without fail, Sam was reachable, and if unavailable returned calls extremely quickly. We have never had the experience with any of our previous conveyancers.  

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We choose your firm as the service level is exceptional.  

Client

As always with leases, I am given a cost up front for the work, with a full explanation of what that includes. I am always advised of all options and consequences, even those options I have not thought of. To date, all leases are processed quickly and efficiently.  

Client

Sophie was driving the negotiations with the other side who were being rather tardy. As such, without her it would have taken much longer to complete

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