Property Acquisitions & Disposals by a Charity.
We can help charities looking to purchase, lease or sell an existing property.
Additional obligations apply to charities.
You can trust us to help you move forward.
Our dedicated team are able to provide specialist advice and assistance throughout a transaction, including advising on the terms set out in the Charities Act 2011. Certain disposals may also require consent by the Charity Commission.
Along with general duties imposed on trustees in respect of their Charity, additional conditions apply when the charity wish to acquire property for the Charity or dispose of existing charity property.
When a Charity wishes to sell or lease out a property, or wish to take a mortgage against a property, they must ensure that they have complied with the provisions of the Charities Act 2011, including the need to obtain advice from a surveyor or financial adviser as and when required.
The Charities Act 2011 also requires certain Statements and Certificates to be included in a conveyance, transfer, or lease document when a charity is buying, selling, or leasing property, which then assures the other party how the land is held or to be held, and in the case of a disposal, assurance that the land is being disposed of legally.
Working With Our Sector Team
Our team of specialist charity lawyers have extensive experience of delivering practical, commercial advice and legal solutions to charities and not for profit organisations to enable them to operate successfully, and effectively meet their beneficiaries’ needs.
- Stuart Rea
If you operate in the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector and need legal advice or would simply like to find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch.
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Lichfield Diocesan Registry Assistant
Stuart Rea handled our unusual and complex matter with professionalism. He understood what we wanted to achieve and gave us very clear guidance on our legal position - even though we did not necessarily want to hear the advice it was essential to our charity understanding our legal position and therefore making lawful decisions. He also worked to the very tight timescales that we needed.
Excellent service which enabled the Charity to achieve its timetable for the complicated transfer of assets at an affordable price for a small community run charity.
The change to the Rules of our Charity were dealt with efficiently and in a timescale that was wholly dictated by the speed that dealing with the Charity Commission dictated, which was extensive.