WITH the shift in the planning laws on development land and property, it is more important than ever to get the correct legal advice if you are thinking of selling or developing your land.

Walker Foster Solicitors, which has offices in north and west Yorkshire, and Lancashire,  strives to balance commercial objectives against a way of life and local reputation, through providing practical, no-nonsense advice.

The Commercial Property Team appreciate that transactions involving commercial, agricultural, or estate property, often have special complications or considerations.

With their many years of experience, they can offer pragmatic advice and expertise on a variety of commercial ventures, including the sale and purchase of property, farms and rural businesses.

With the increased need for housing, more and more agricultural land is being released for development, and Walker Foster are in a position to act for both the land owner, the developer, and the buyer.

Whether it’s a change of usage for agricultural or other types of buildings, or courtyard-style developments, their local knowledge and expertise can help to ensure that any potential sale, purchase, and development goes smoothly from start to finish.

Craig Williams, Head of Commercial Property at Walker Foster, says: “Legal documentation, and the legal process, can be complex and confusing, so it’s vital to engage experienced legal representation at the earliest opportunity.

“Timing is key. Many people only decide to instruct a solicitor after they have an agreement in place. By seeking advice early, we can make sure that the legal particulars match our client’s expectations.

“By providing clients with a ‘One Stop Shop’, there is no need to use separate legal representations for different aspects of the process. At Walker Foster, we can provide the highest legal assistance at every step. Our commercial team will oversee the sale, purchase, or development of the land, and we have a strong residential team to assist with the sale of any developed properties.

“We specialise in working with smaller and medium-sized developers and land owners, particularly those who might be coming into this for the first time.”

Customers care and effective communication is a priority for Walker Foster, and clients will always have one main point of contact at the company.

The team pride themselves on providing expert legal advice, while also ensuring that they offer value for money in a competitive market.

Their outstanding local knowledge and contacts means that they can recommend other specialists that are able to help clients with further matters.

To speak with a qualified, experienced legal professional, contact Walker Foster Solicitors Skipton on 01756 700200, email info@walkerfoster.com, or visit www.walkerfoster.com

Walker Foster Solicitors has offices at Skipton, Ilkley, Silsden, Barnoldswick, and Settle

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