Blocks of modern residential flats with a blue sky. I own a flat in a development.  My landlord has sent me a service charge bill for thousands of pounds.  I have no idea what it’s for and have not been given any information about this.  I have asked for more details but the charges are now due.  Can I simply refuse to pay?

Acquiring property—legal and practical know-how to save you money for a sustainable future

As many charities adopt new property strategies, they are taking on additional properties or taking advantage of market conditions to buy freeholds. What do trustees and senior managers need to think about when taking on new property?

For this discussion, the panel of speakers will share their thoughts, tips and advice for mistakes to avoid when acquiring property for your charity. 

Join us on 12 June 2024 for some expert insights, plenty of opportunity to ask questions and network with your peers.

Secure your place by clicking on any of the 'sign up' buttons on this page. 

The speakers will cover:

  • how charities can plan effectively
  • what trustees need to know and why
  • how you can save money when briefing a lawyer
  • how to read between the lines of a survey
  • what your lender needs to know
  • what you can negotiate besides the price
  • how to avoid the big mistakes

Time & Location

The Gallery, Ethical Property Foundation, 70 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6EJ
5 - 7pm


David Earle headshot

David Earle

Executive director - head of London office advisory, Lambert Smith Hampton
Clare Garbett, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team.

Clare Garbett

Senior associate, Charity law & not for profit
Andrew Small, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law non profit team.

Andrew Small

Partner, Charity law & not for profit
Antonia Swinson

Antonia Swinson

CEO, Ethical Property Foundation
Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Head of property advisory, Ethical Property Foundation


  • 5:00pm
  • 7:00pm
In Person Charities Charity Charity property Property strategy Freehold Freeholder Trustee Charity trustee