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Charity Property Transactions

Charity trustees must be very careful to make sure that they are acting in the best interests of their charity. It is no different when it comes to charity property transactions, and the Charities Act 2011 sets clear guidelines for charities wishing to deal with property.

The Charities Act 2011 imposes obligations on trustees looking to:

  • sell freehold or leasehold property;
  • grant leases;
  • sell their lease back to their landlord; and
  • mortgage property.

The requirements will vary depending on the circumstances of the transaction, but it is essential that charity trustees take advice right at the outset of the transaction in order to avoid delays. In some circumstances, the trustees may have to obtain consent to their transaction from the Charity Commission, which can take some time to obtain.

Whether the property is small or large the provisions of the Charities Act 2011 will apply, and a failure to adhere to the obligations may have serious repercussions for the charity trustees. It is therefore important that you get it right, so do not hesitate to contact us.

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INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

Richard Palmer

Solicitor
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