Charities deal with property in a variety of ways, sometimes via relatively simple arrangements and sometimes via bespoke agreements involving complex issues of charity and trust law. Our specialist charity property lawyers have a wealth of experience in helping navigate these issues.

Our approach is based on a deep understanding of the sector enabling us to craft practical solutions to meet your needs. We work to understand and achieve your objectives (which often involve more than a purely financial outcome) and to find the best ways to work within your constraints. We pride ourselves on offering a service which gets to the root of a problem rather than simply ticking legal boxes.

Our experienced team are able to deal with a wide range of property matters affecting charities, for example:

  • property strategy, development, sales, purchases, leases, lettings, licences and secured lending
  • community asset transfer agreements
  • unravelling trust and title issues relating to charity land
  • agreements including service level, clawback, planning gain and property management agreements, and the grant of rights of way and other easements
  • the protection and use of open or community space
  • disputes including dilapidations and adverse possession claims