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Course Charity Land Transactions


This course guides you through the obligations and requirements applying on the acquisition, mortgage or disposal of land where charities are involved. If you are a commercial property solicitor or other practitioner advising charities (or the parties who deal with charities), this course is for you.

Our well known and respected commercial property expert, Jane Lonergan, will take you through the key issues arising in the sale, purchase and mortgage of land by charities. The course also covers the 1993 and 2006 Charities Acts, and the consolidating legislation in the Charities Act 2011.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand what a charity is, and the practicalities of the Charities Acts
  • Appreciate specific commercial lease issues when dealing with charity transactions
  • Understand the role of the Official Custodian for Charities

What does this course cover?

This course covers the basics of dealing with charity transactions, and specific issues and challenges including:

  • Charities: a brief introduction for property lawyers

    • Charitable purposes and public benefit
    • Types and forms of charities
    • Trustees and their duties
    • The importance of property as a charity’s asset

  • Disposals by a charity and ss117-121 Charities Act 2011
  • Mortgages by a charity and ss55, 124-126 Charities Act 2011
  • Acquisitions by a charity
  • Commercial leases generally, and specific issues for charities
  • Official Custodian for Charities, s122 certificates and execution of deeds
  • Common issues including title issues, Stamp Duty Land Tax, Community Infrastructure Levy, renewable energy schemes, and a review of the 2006 Act

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3 hours


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Very knowledgeable presenter. Very engaging seminar. Thank you.

Louisa Saunders - Birketts LLP




Wed 16 Oct 2019 Book

14:00 | London
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