Helen Stewart

  • Experience

Helen qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and joined Birketts in June 2020. She has over 17 years’ worth of experience in commercial and residential property, having spent the first six years working in the development and regeneration group of an international law firm, specialising in residential and mixed use developments.

Helen acts for housebuilders, land promoters and a wide variety of landowners in residential led development projects. Her expertise includes acquisitions and disposals, drafting and negotiating complex documents such as build leases, development management agreements, promotion agreements (including hybrid option agreements), conditional sale contracts, overage and option agreements, strategic land issues, collaboration agreements, advising the residential property team on complex site set up work (including management company set up and structures) and also acting on affordable housing disposals.

Examples of Helen’s work include:

  • acting for a consortium of landowners (which included a variety of education institutions, charitable trusts and private companies) in the ongoing negotiations for the promotion and disposal of further phases of development of a site which has already seen several phases of sale complete to a PLC house builder;
  • acting for a national housebuilder in connection with the acquisition of an £18m site pursuant to a contract conditional upon planning for up to 600 homes which included deferred consideration protected by a legal charge, pre-emption arrangements and overage;
  • acting for trustee landowners (as majority landowner) as part of a consortium of landowners selling an £18m development site to a PLC housebuilder pursuant a conditional contract which included overage arrangements and deferred consideration protected by a legal charge in favour of her client; and
  • acting for a national housebuilder in connection with entering into a hybrid option/promotion agreement for the promotion and development of a 4000+ home scheme which includes complex arrangements for infrastructure, overage and pre-emption arrangements.

Helen is based in our Cambridge office.

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