Charity Property

The law surrounding properties being held by charities can be complex but our specialised solicitors are here to help.

More about Charity Property

The law surrounding properties being held by charities can be complex as there are a number of issues to take into account including the legal capacity of the charity, whether a property is being acquired or disposed of, as well as the charity's own governing rules and regulations. There are additional requirements and processes to be complied with where a charity is involved in a property transaction, and you should therefore ensure these issues are considered at the outset to avoid difficulties at a later stage of the transaction.

We can assist charities with all aspects of their property matters including:

We can assist charities with all aspects of their property matters including:

  • Advising on options to structure the transaction depending on the make-up of the charity and its governing documents;

  • Advising on the key charity law provisions relevant to properties to ensure that the charity is acting in compliance with the law;

  • Providing guidance throughout the transaction and liaising with third parties if required, including the Charity Commission; and

  • Dealing with post-completion formalities if required, including filing of Stamp Duty Land Tax returns and applying to register the lease at the Land Registry.

Our dedicated Commercial Property team

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Partner, Head of Department, Commercial Property

Richard Clithero

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Partner, Commercial Property

Helen Marsh

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Partner, Commercial Property

Matthew Jones

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