Case Study: Werneth Developments

Specialist Property Acquisition

Case Study: Werneth Developments
Werneth Dev Strip

In 2012, a development company called Werneth Developments (WDP) sourced the land and buildings at the parish of St Stephen’s Church, for a proposed 25-35 unit residential new build and conversion project.


The St Stephen’s site is located in Hyde, Greater Manchester. It comprises a church building, surrounding land within the church boundary wall, and additional adjoining green field land to the south.

Church & Land Acquisition

Church & Land Acquisition WDP agreed the purchase with the Church Commissioners for England. Jackson Barrett & Gass made contact with the Church Commissioners’ Solicitor directly once the basic terms were agreed

Jackson Barrett & Gass performed their usual duties, including but not limited to:

  • Checking the Legal Title of both plots (registered and unregistered)
  • Submitting searches requested by the client
  • Checking the standard Standard Protocol Forms
  • Raising enquiries on all of the above
  • Preparing a formal report with references to specific clauses and enquiries
  • Obtaining quotes & information for Indemnity Insurance
  • Amending the transfer documentation to reflect the requirements of our client
  • Subsequently approving a separate Lease of Land at the rear to a neighbour

Exceptional service

Thank you so much for all your help - the service was exceptional. As first time buyers, we felt confident to have JBG supporting us.

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