Whether you’re a developer or a specialist sub-contractor, a lender or supplier, having the right contracts in place is crucial.
Our team includes solicitors, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals able to support you, whether that’s preparing and negotiating construction contracts like development or lease agreements, or supplier terms and consultant appointments.
We can advise you on everything from the best form of procurement and contract to use for a development to helping you deal with security documentation like bonds, guarantees and warranties.
Our quantity surveyors and solicitors work together to carry out fixed price ‘traffic light’ contract reviews. These flag up key legal and commercial issues so you can quickly and easily decide whether to enter into the contract or negotiate certain terms.
One of our recent cases involved a specialist sub-contractor on a major multi-million-pound highways contract that had to be agreed quickly. We worked flat out over a four-week period so that we could agree favourable limits of liability on their behalf before financial close.
This added value approach is given to each and every one of our clients, whether they’re a developer, a lender, a construction consultant or a public or private sector organisation.
Our multi-disciplinary team is very much involved in and part of the industry. We’re there to advise you throughout the process, whether that’s supporting you to get that contract in place, to checking payment terms and giving the correct notices on time, so you get the monies owed. We’ll also work with you to thoroughly check contracts for indemnities and other onerous provisions, which could invalidate your insurance for example.
From advice on planning strategy, right through the building phase to sale agreements, HCR’s development team made a new inner-city mix of housing and commercial units over five storeys possible for developer Hatchbury, helping the development to progress despite the Covid-19 pandemic and all of the associated site closures.view full case study