Housing & Development

Our specialist housing and development sector solicitors are recognised for their ability to handle very technical and complex, high-value deals with a focus on construction, housing and registered provider clients.

Our high-calibre housing and development lawyers in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire have an unusually wide skill set, enabling us to deliver a one-stop service for the construction and housing sector where multi-disciplinary input is required.

From conception to completion, we will support your business and organisation throughout the lifecycle of your development.

How can we help you?

Our construction and housing sector experts provide specialist advice covering all aspects of law that you may need from planning and construction through to litigation, corporate, tax, employment and licensing, whatever the scope or scale of the development.

Our landlord and tenant experts assist our registered provider clients, and with an in-house recoveries team, can assist with a whole spectrum of legal services.

If you are looking for a joined up approach with strategic thinking to deliver exceptional service levels, then look no further.

Our expert team can provide advice on:

  • Sales & Purchases
  • Development
  • Plot sales
  • Planning
  • Social Housing
  • Option Agreements
  • Leases
  • Licences
  • Statutory Agreements
  • Construction
  • Investment and Refinancing
  • Renewables


Why choose us?

Our housing and development team are ranked in the top tiers of independent legal directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers. Shortlisted for awards for their expertise, we have the best minds in housing and development law at your fingertips.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property team can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Construction & Engineering

Our specialist team of construction and engineering legal experts can help and advise you with a wide range of construction and engineering projects. We have extensive experience of working with, and providing advice to, a broad client base including: the construction, civil engineering, process engineering, power and waste industries. We are also experienced in working with residential and commercial developers, contractors, civil and structural engineers and defence contractors.

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Disputes

Disputes or litigation are an aspect of business that sometimes cannot be avoided. Our expert solicitors deal with all aspects of commercial disputes from contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence and commercial property issues.

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Energy & Renewables

Energy and renewables is a fast growing sector in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, offering great opportunities for landowners, business developers and investors. Wilkin Chapman renewable sector solicitors can help you.

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Landlord & Tenant Services

Our dedicated team have significant experience in advising landlords on all issues including preparing tenancy agreements, serving notices, taking court action to remove troublesome tenants, disrepair claims

We guarantee to serve any notices, issue any proceedings or prepare any tenancy agreements on the same day if we receive all details before midday, or the following day if received after midday.

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Licensing

We are able to offer a licensing service dealing with all types of licensing applications. We can undertake full licensing applications for new premises, personal licences and temporary event notices.

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Social Housing

Advice to Registered Social Landlords, Arms Length Management Organisations and Housing Associations Over the last ten years Wilkin Chapman LLP has considerably developed it’s housing practice advising Registered Social Landlord’s (“RSLs”), Arms Length management Organisations (“ALMOs”) and Housing Associations.

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