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Many charities deal with local authorities in property transactions. These can range from short to long term leases or transfers as part of an 'asset transfer'. The experience can be very different to negotiating with commercial organisations. Local authorities have restrictions on how they can deal with property and have particular and variable internal procedures; they also have a culture and agenda that rests on a genuine desire to act in the best interests of those who live and work in their administrative area. This seminar covers:

  • the legal constraints on local authority dealings with property
  • areas of mutual interest between charities and local authorities and how this impacts property transactions
  • the extent to which local authority leases should match service contact provisions both with the local authority and otherwise
  • varying attitudes to 'asset transfer' negotiations
  • bringing together concerns of the charity and the local authority to close the deal


Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Russell-Cooke, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB


16:45 - registration

17:00 - seminar commences

18:00 - networking and drinks - a chance to network with your peers and ask questions of our team

Seminar programme

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