Bell Ingram have, in recent years, assisted both developers and private clients in negotiating terms for proposed solar farm developments in Scotland and the north of England. We have current knowledge of terms being offered by developers for Option and Lease Terms for solar schemes of any size.
For developers we can provide a search and referencing service, where the clients identify potential locations for solar schemes and Bell Ingram will establish who owns the land and make the first approach to landowners to gauge their reaction to such a proposed development of their land.
We will then help developers to secure Exclusivity Agreements, before negotiating Heads of Terms with landowners for leasing the land and access rights for a solar scheme. This would lead to the developer’s legal team preparing draft Option and Leases and Bell Ingram’s surveyors would assist the client’s legal team in securing Options for the rights required for the proposed scheme.
For private clients, Bell Ingram advise and negotiate all the Heads of Terms and assist our clients’ legal advisors in agreeing the Option and Lease Terms. These terms are likely to include option fees, construction payments, rental terms, working area rents, plus grid connections.