We advise our clients on all aspects of property law, helping charities exploit their property assets effectively. Our specialist property lawyers can assist you on all aspects of the management of your property portfolios.
We combine a clear and up to date understanding of all aspects of property law with charity law expertise and familiarity with the way the voluntary sector works. The solicitor acting in your property transaction can also advise on sector-specific issues such as those arising under the Charities Act 1993, including Charity Commission consents, and governance issues relating to the holding of property connected with holding trustees, special trusts and incorporated trustees.
In particular we advise on:
- The content and meaning of lease documents
- Ownership issues
- Rights to dispose of property
- Policies for delegation of statutory and other obligations relating to property
- The fixing of legal boundaries to property
- Adverse possession (squatters' rights)
- Letting and licensing structures
- Trustees' duties relating to property
Permanent endowment and restricted use trusts of property.
Our team and approach
We are a specialist charity property team led by two partners, James McCallum and Mary Cheves, who have more than 20 years experience of property work for charities. Advising only charities and not for profit organisations, we can lead you through the complexities of charity and property law issues.
We can work with you in a way that suits you best. We advise on the appropriate legal strategy for protecting lending or grant funding. We prepare clear, plain English documents tailored to the needs of our clients. We are cost-sensitive and will consider capped fees for defined areas of work where required.