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Gail Bedford


Gail is a Senior Associate in the South West Transactional Real Estate team, specialising in residential development work. Gail works with both local and national house builders on a range of commercial property, land and development matters – from strategic land acquisition for residential development through to site assembly for open market plot sale and affordable housing disposal.

Experienced in dealing with contracts conditional on planning, option agreements and development agreements, Gail also has particular expertise in setting up freehold and leasehold residential development schemes. In addition, Gail advises in commercial landlord and tenant matters and has experience acting for both private and commercial clients.

Gail works proactively and has a positive approach.

Recent Experience

  • Supporting Emma Honey in the acquisition of residential development sites on behalf of both substantial regional and national property developers, often structured by way of conditional contracts and option agreements. The transactions often involve tailor-made reporting which identify not only development issues but also highlight matters which could impact on future sales.
  • Working with Lucy Smallwood in the disposal of land when acting for landowners. The transactions often involve coordinating with multiple landowners and their agents as well as tax and other advisors.
  • Working with a number of house builders on several large site assemblies and management company structuring involving multi-disciplinary advice from the restate estate, planning and commercial teams.
  • Acting for developers in golden brick development agreement transactions with registered providers of social housing with completions on a phased basis.

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