Developer/Freeholder Services

When considering management arrangements for new sites, both developers and potential purchasers need clear information and advice. Burns Hamilton supports all parties at every stage of the process, from construction through to occupation and beyond.

Our developer management services include the production of management information packs. Included with sales particulars, the packs clearly outline the management arrangements, responsibilities and service charges.

The team is on-hand to answer any queries raised by potential buyers or their solicitors. Armed with swift, definitive information, prospective purchasers can make informed choices. The knowledge that the property will be managed efficiently and cost-effectively by a managing agent with a good track record can assist in closing the sale.

Involving us in the initial stages will save you headaches and money in the longer term and allow you to make more effective use of your valuable time.

Full Management

We are fully aware that being a Freeholder can sometimes place Freeholders in a precarious position, especially if a development is not managed correctly. Our aim is to remove as much of the hassle and risk to you, as Freeholder, as we possibly can and ensuring your development complies with all current legislation, regulations and the terms of the lease.

We would be happy to discuss your needs with you and develop a management package that works. If you are planning a development, building a development, buying a Freehold as an investment, moving the management of a portfolio, or giving up in house management, contact Burns Hamilton today and take the first step to peace of mind.

Ground Rent Collections

As a developer, you may have decided to relinquish the management responsibility of the property or development. If this is the case with your development, but don’t want the hassle of collecting ground rents, then you will want to make sure you employ an ARMA agent who can be trusted to collect your ground rents when due and as per the lease.

Whether it is for a single development or for a portfolio, contact us today and we would be happy to discuss your ground rent collection needs.


Following government guidance and in an attempt to keep our colleagues safe we have moved our staff to homeworking where possible. To ensure safety to our team and the wider community we have taken the decision  that our offices should no longer be open to the public and we would request that you do not visit our offices but communicate with us via telephone or email.

It is our intention to keep any disruption to our services to a minimum, however, as colleagues comply with the government directive to self-isolate the inevitability of staff illness and therefore absenteeism means that some disruption is anticipated. It is our considered opinion that delays should be expected and we would therefore ask our clients and leaseholders to be as understanding as possible during these tough times for all.

We continue to experience delays and disruption with the postal service, therefore if you have not already opted to receive all correspondence from us by email, we would strongly recommend that you contact us at providing your permission to ensure you are safely receiving all critical correspondence.

To ensure your calls continue to come through to us we have made some changes to our phone system. In order to get through to your key contact please note the extension numbers below for our property teams. Simply enter the extension number on your phone when prompted.

For Andrew Hargadon & Imani Robinson use Ext. 554

For Brian Collins & Sebastian Perry-Symes use Ext. 550

For Dave Wheeler & Margaret Vernam use Ext. 556

For Natasha Haisaid & Virginia Contreras use Ext. 558

For Lizzy Ellis & Tim Richards use Ext. 504

For Linda Clarke & Rasa Mestre use Ext. 555

For Richard Payne & Emma Preston use Ext. 553

For Tim Townsend & Donna Vernam use Ext. 552

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We would thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.