Sometimes planning and construction are included under the property law umbrella – they shouldn’t be! The successful management of planning and construction matters demands a very specific set of skills and experience.
When it comes to planning and construction, our lawyers have acted for a long list of public authorities, developers and private clients across a wide range of projects.
If you are facing a dispute involving planning or construction, Advocates David Benest and Jeremy Heywood have a broad range of experience in dealing with a range of property-related disputes, including planning issues, boundary and title disputes, co-ownership disputes, landlord and tenant issues, dilapidations claims, servitudes, and nuisance/voisinage actions. Their appearances before the Royal Court in connection with some of the most important recent decisions in Jersey property and planning law are well documented.
If you would like to make an application for planning permission, whether, for development works or change of use of land, we can advise you and represent you at every stage of the planning process. We will ensure you have the best possible chance of securing the permissions you want as well as providing any additional assistance you need with planning appeals, including third party (neighbour) objections. We have advised and represented clients at the application stage, as well as before public inquiries and at appeals on all types of planning matters, including the grant/refusal of planning permission, planning conditions, listing of buildings and enforcement actions.
We are also ready to act quickly and decisively to settle any disputes that might arise between you and any neighbours or co-owners.
If you are looking to get a construction project off the ground, we can review or draft your building contracts and collateral warranties.
Also, because of the depth of our construction experience, we can also advise you on project administration, risk management and how best to finance upcoming project as well as offer guidance on the operational and facilities management contracts that will underpin your project.