Emma is an Associate in the Development team.

She deals with the acquisition and disposal of land for residential development. Providing advice and support on the negotiation of conditional contracts, options, overage provisions, infrastructure and access arrangements, setting up of sites for plot sales and dealing with the sale of affordable housing to registered providers of social housing.

Working with registered providers of social housing, she supports on the acquisition of affordable housing plots and in the acquisition of land for the development of affordable housing.

Acting for regional and national housebuilders and registered providers of social housing as well as individual landowners, her clients include Avant Homes, Barratt/David Wilson Homes, Yorkshire Housing, Your Housing and Jones Homes.

Examples of how Emma has supported clients include:

  • supporting a registered provider of social housing which owned a development site by way of a complex leasehold structure on the most efficient route to extinguish each lease so that it ultimately could sell their affordable units out of the freehold title;
  • acquiring a site in Pilley for a national housebuilder for residential development which involved negotiating an offsite drainage easement with Barnsley Council and which also involved negotiating a variation of existing drainage rights with a neighbouring developer in order to facilitate the client’s preferred drainage solution;
  • dealing with the set-up of a development site for plot sales, which included advising on the proposed estate management scheme and dealing with the drafting of shared ownership leases and plot transfers; and
  • carrying out due diligence on and solving complex title problems relating to a variety of former colliery sites for residential development.