Gemma Baugh

Senior Associate

Gateley Legal

  • Guildford
  • t: 0148 323 0132
  • m: 0778 673 6204


Gemma specialises in all aspects of residential development, acting on behalf of developers, land promoters and landowners to deliver predominately residential developments throughout the South East of England.

Working with clients to acquire land by way of option agreements, conditional contracts and other suitable acquisition structures, Gemma acts on behalf of clients from initial land purchase (with or without funding) through to eventual plot sales, including disposals of land and/or completed units to affordable housing providers.


  1. Acting for a land promoter to acquire a site for residential development by way of a conditional contract and completing an immediate sub-sale of the land on the purchase completion date to a third party developer, to include various retention clauses.
  2. Acting for a developer to acquire a disused vicarage with associated land by way of a conditional contract which included an obligation on the developer to build, as part of the new development, a new vicarage for the benefit of the original seller on their retained land, including security documentation.
  3. Acting for a developer for the purchase of a site by way of an assignment of option agreements for the land purchase, subsequent completion of the purchase, refinance, site set up for plot sale and sale of affordable housing units within the development.
  4. Acting for a landowner in the sale of part of their land holding to a developer, to include retentions for works, overage obligations, suitable security arrangements and infrastructure obligations over the landowners retained land which comprised the route of access and services to the development site.

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