Its not always bad news.
One of the key things we look for is hidden value. In this case the solicitors were concerned that there client was underselling. We applaud them because they were right.
A simple study by DevAssist suggested that the planning consent that the subject property benefitted from had not maximised its value. With additional instructions form the solicitors to help them release the value a plan was drawn up demonstrating that two blocks of riverside frontage luxury flats would release a considerably higher land. Happy solicitor , happy client.