The construction sector has been through some extremely
difficult times with public expenditure cuts curtailing ambitious
regeneration programmes and contractors falling victim to the
The scrapping of Regional Development Agencies in favour of
Local Enterprise Partnerships has had a serious impact on the
delivery timescales for some development projects and led to the
complete revision of some proposals.
However, there is reason for the region to be cautiously
optimistic. Within Hull and East Yorkshire, opportunities to
purchase land are plentiful and many developers are hungry to buy
to ensure they are ready to fulfil their plans when the market
improves. Family-owned housing developers are demonstrating
innovation in attracting buyers and are reaping rewards for their
approach. City centre renaissance and commercial developments may
have slowed but programmes and projects are still being taken
forward, with physical work, land acquisitions and other project
development work ongoing. The successful development of budget
hotels continues and banks are happily financing the development of
the care homes sector.
The region's development land represents good value and,
combined with landowners increasingly disposing of their interests,
we are seeing strong interest across the region from house builders
keen to make land acquisitions. Rollits is positively
responding to the changing needs of the sector. Our role begins
with planning and development and continues through to conveyancing
and dispute resolution.
Our sector experience
We have a long history in, and a sound understanding of the
development and construction sector. We act on behalf of
developers, employers, funders, sub-contractors and consultants and
have been involved in major construction projects throughout the
whole of the Yorkshire region.
In the city of Hull, we have played a part in all of the major
redevelopments, including the most ambitious, iconic regeneration
projects. We are also proud to have worked for the city's largest,
and highly successful, mixed development since its inception two
decades ago. We are actively involved in local planning
development and contribute, in an advisory capacity, to development
masterplans and frameworks. The expertise at Rollits has genuinely
informed planning policy.
We act for major developers on land acquisitions, but we also
have enviable expertise when working with landowners on disposals.
We work on behalf of many private sector businesses and also
undertake local authority, public sector and voluntary sector work.
Our sector experience has led to us acting for clients
involved in the construction of budget hotels and care homes.
Our team advises on various contentious issues such as contractual
disputes and enforcement action and we are increasingly working
with issues relating to noncompliant development.
Throughout the long history of the firm, we have demonstrated
the value of our knowledge in this sector, and are not only highly
regarded for our expertise in planning, but for our ability to
advise on the myriad of issues that arise.
Why use Rollits?
Our sound commercial knowledge adds value to any transaction and
we are continually extending our knowledge of this sector, which is
a core component of our business. Our regional knowledge and
accessibility to clients is beyond compare.
We are able to advise on many areas of law ensuring that our
clients' legal requirements are comprehensively satisfied. Our
teams are drawn from different areas of specialist law allowing us
to see things through from beginning to end, acting on matters
relating to land promotion, planning, finance, dispute resolution
and conveyancing, for example. We have a full understanding of
property and land transactions and advise on overage clauses,
perpetuity restrictions, planning obligations and the many other
issues relating to development and construction.
We understand the need to work closely with project managers,
architects and quantity surveyors and our clients happily integrate
Rollits' legal experts into their organisations to work as part of
- Land Acquisitions and Disposals
- Land Promotion
- Planning Applications and Appeals
- Banking and Finance
- Dispute Resolution
- Disputes and Adjudications
- NHBC Scheme Claims
Get in touch
To discuss our services, please contact us.