Guide for charities wishing to dispose of property


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A short summary for charities wanting to understand the Charities Act requirements on disposing of charity property (whether freehold or leasehold) and practical guidance on how to satisfy those requirements.

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Is this right for me?

This document is right for your organisation if:

  • It is considering disposing of charity property (including sales, grant of leases, grant of easements etc.) and it needs to understand what the Charities Act requirements are and how to satisfy them.

This document is not right for your organisation if:

  • It is not a Charity;
  • It does not own property or occupies property on a licence basis only; or
  • It is acquiring rather than disposing of property.


What you'll need…

What do I need before I start?

You shouldn't need any information beyond the name of your organisation to complete this form.


Q: What is the process?
A: Once you have logged in and paid for the form you will be asked a series of questions. These questions help us to create exactly the right document for you. There is lots of information to help you. Once you have finished the document it will be emailed to you with more instructions about what to do next.

Q: What if I don’t have time to complete the form?
A: If you don’t have all the information you need or if you get interrupted you can save the information you have inputted and return to the document later.

Q: What if I want more information about property issues?
A: You may find some of the other resources on Bates Wells Get Legal helpful, there are property documents such as a guide the costs of taking and running a lease and a guide to granting a lease or a licence. If you would like specific advice about your organisation’s circumstances, please contact Bates Wells at or 020 7551 7777 and a member of our legal team will be able to give an estimate for providing bespoke advice.

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