Useful publications dealing with property development issues:
Exclusivity Agreement and Non Disclosure Agreement
www.ipf.org.uk - under tab marked 'Industry Involvement'
Property Development - Le Chat, Law Society Bookshop £99. An absolute must buy! The best single book on this area of law - at a bargain price! Includes extensive checklists, and precedents on CD.
Property Development provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the acquisition of land for development and an analysis of the most commonly used transaction structures. It highlights for legal professionals, developers and landowners the issues and pitfalls encountered by the author in practice. ISBN 9781907698934
Barnsley’s Land Options – Sweet & Maxwell ISBN: 0421856106 4th Ed.
“Considered the leading work in this area of law, Barnsley provides practical commentary and analysis on the complex law of options affecting land. Its comprehensive coverage includes options to buy, options in wills, rights of pre-emption, transfer of options, options in leases and remedies for breach of an option agreement. It provides authoritative guidance, and is the leading work on the subject often cited in court. It incorporates important changes arising from the Land Registration Act 2002, the Finance Act 2003 and other legislation, and explains the implications of important recent case law, such as the new approach to option notices after Mannai. It also covers options and tax, including the impact of the new stamp duty land tax. “
Development Land - Overage & Clawback by Jessel -Jordan Publishing Ltd
"Development Land Overage and Clawback" is the authoritative explanation of this evolving area of property practice, used increasingly by landowners, commercial companies and government departments.. This substantially revised second edition takes account of the Land Registration Act 2002, the introduction of SDLT, the likely impact of the proposed planning gain supplement as well as the growing body of case-law in this area. Potentially vast sums may be lost if a practitioner misadvises a landowning client. "Development Land Overage and Clawback" will ensure that all practitioners are well-informed of all the opportunities and dangers associated with this complex and evolving area of commercial land law.”
Highway Law – Sauvain. Pub. Sweet & Maxwell
The new 5th edition supplies a detailed and practical commentary on the law relating to the creation, upkeep, development and ownership of highways, including the powers and duties of highway authorities, the rights of users of the highway and of those who own land around the highway.
Gale on Easements
First published in 1839, Gale on Easements continues to maintain its reputation as the leading authority on all aspects of the law relating to easements. Statute and case law are interpreted in great depth and solutions are offered to problems that may arise in practice.
The new 19th edition incorporates and explains all important recent case law.
The definitive text on this core area of property law
Sets out what constitutes an easement and goes on to focus on particular types, such as right of light, rights of way, air and support
Interprets both statute and case law, suggesting solutions to problems which may arise in practice
Explains the development of the law via in-depth analysis of historic case law
Offers remedies and advice for when an easement has been disturbed
Provides summaries and examination of case law, including a wide range of Commonwealth decisions
Reproduces relevant legislation and regulations so they can be consulted easily