Harriet Forster


Real Estate
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Harriet works on a broad range of commercial property matters, with a particular specialism in residential development, acting for major housebuilders, SME developers and landowners. She also undertakes mainstream commercial property work, acting primarily for developers and investors.

Recent Experience

  • Dealing with promotion and option agreements for both developers and landowners.
  • Acting for residential developers on the acquisition of sites on a subject-to-planning basis.
  • Acting for residential developers in the acquisition and financing of parcels of land for development on several large scale consortium sites, including the negotiation of overage/deferred payment arrangements and site-wide agreements for the provision of infrastructure and regulation of development.
  • Acquisition and letting of a central London office building.
  • Refinancing of a large commercial property portfolio comprising offices, retail and industrial.

Career History

Harriet trained at RPC, qualifying into the Real Estate team in 2008, and joined Wedlake Bell in 2014.

Harriet has a degree in English and History obtained from The University of York.


Making the Most of your Property Assets: Promotion Agreements for landowners

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Electronic signatures

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Crossing the threshold: how to deal with unregistered land between your property and the public highway

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Partner Promotions

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