New homes development

Our specialist new homes development teams in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow offer legal and commercial expertise, and full estate agency services

If you are planning a new-build development, you want the backing of people who understand the whole landscape – from site acquisition, to dealing with local authorities, to local pricing.

At Lindsays our team of new-build experts regularly and expertly guide developers through all the legal and estate agency aspects involved. With specialists based in both Tayside and the Central Belt, our commercial expertise is complemented by detailed knowledge of the local market.

A service to suit all


Our new-build service caters for a wide range of developments and developers:

  • small developments with a handful of plots, through to complex phased-purchase projects
  • brownfield or greenfield sites
  • clients from small family firms or new-build first-timers to some of Scotland’s best-known developers

All our clients enjoy a partner-led service, responsive to individual needs and timescales.

Support from initial idea to practical reality


We work with clients throughout the entire new-build process, from project conception to handing over the keys for the last remaining property. Along the way, our practical support may include:

  • advising on a site’s development potential and risks
  • handling potential sticking points, from wildlife to drainage
  • negotiating contracts
  • conditionality of missives
  • negotiating or contesting section75 agreements
  • affordable housing requirements
  • compliance with the Consumer Code and NHBC warranty schemes
  • avoiding or handling construction disputes
  • sales, marketing and pricing advice
  • conveyancing


Our on-the-ground local knowledge also means we have excellent connections with other key players in the new-build sector – from surveyors to finance professionals. As with our legal and commercial expertise, these connections can facilitate the development process by keeping everything flowing efficiently and helping developers realise timely returns on their investment.



For more information on new build developments please contact:

Susan Law

Susan Law

0131 656 5681

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