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The Davidson Chalmers Residential Development Team acts for a wide range of operators in the residential sector – not only developers but also landowners, funders and investors and advises on everything from small bespoke developments to large scale residential developments across Scotland.

With over 25 years of experience our expert team provides a seamless end-to-end service including initial contracts for land acquisition, site assembly work, planning and infrastructure agreements, Deeds of Conditions, dealing with maintenance issues and use restrictions, and unit sales.

Strategic land and site assembly, joint ventures and collaboration agreements.
Affordable housing including disposals to registered social landlords and complex grant funding structures.
Construction and engineering contracts, professional appointments, warranties, building agreements.
Planning and infrastructure, highways and utility agreements. 
Development Agreements.
Option Agreements. 
Building leases and build licences.
Overage and clawback conditional contracts.
Brownfield and contaminated sites, including environmental issues.

We understand the critical importance of ensuring plot sales proceed as planned with the minimum of fuss. Our in-house specialist plot sales team deals with this essential part of the service.

This wide-ranging sector experience means we understand the essential commercial issues facing those involved with residential development across Scotland, allowing us to drive transactions and meet tight timescales, minimising the worry and disruption for our clients.

In the words of our clients

“Davidson Chalmers has one of the finest property teams around. They act quickly, are readily available, have excellent communication skills and give clear, pragmatic and commercial advice. They have never brought me a problem without a potential solution.”

Residential Development Experience in the Following Sectors:


The Davidson Chalmers team has extensive experience in dealing with residential developers and housebuilders. Not only do we have lawyers who are acknowledged leaders in their field who have been working in the housebuilding industry for most of their careers and understand the business of housebuilding, we also have expert lawyers in every area that may help you develop your plans from Planning & Environmental experts to Corporate and Real Estate expertise.

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Who to Contact

t 0131 625 9191


t 0131 625 9191


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