Charity Property


Our specialist team of charity property lawyers are experts in giving clear and tailored advice to charities in connection with charity property issues.

We recognise that a charity’s property concerns are different to those of a business and we take the time to understand the needs of each individual charity’s requirements.

Lead Contact

Joanna McKenna

Associate Solicitor

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Knowledgeable and tailored advice

Charities dealing with property and land are subject to a number of strict regulatory restrictions and legal requirements. Our specialist solicitors are well versed in the technical legal issues for charities involved in property transactions and we work with your charity to ensure that we provide a service that fits with your operational concerns and objectives.

We are able to provide a comprehensive service, in conjunction with other specialist teams at Ellisons. We act for a wide range of charitable bodies including RSL clients, in conjunction with our Social Housing specialist team, as well as smaller local charities.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Title matters – unravelling trust and title issues relating to charity property
  • Charity land – land held by, or on trust for a charity, as well as any buildings/structures erected on the land
  • Acquisitions and disposals – including advice on compliance with Charities Act procedural requirements
  • Mortgages of charity land – including consideration of the trustees’ powers and compliance with statutory requirements
  • Leases – whether this be taking on a new lease or assigning a lease and the relevant considerations applicable to charities in this context
  • Charity Commission consent applications

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If you have any enquiries please contact any one of our specialist team who would be pleased to advise you on your options. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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