Legislation for the disposal of land or buildings by Charities, is provided under section 119 of the Charities Act 2011. Briefly stated, it requires a Qualified Surveyor acting exclusively for the Charitable Trust, to provide a valuation of the asset, along with expert advice on how to realise its best value or price. Such advice may also be required where the charity grants a lease for a term exceeding three years.

We have wide experience in the process of disposals of ecclesiastical property. Accordingly, we can provide accurate valuations based upon sales evidence. We ensure that the Church or Charitable Trust is properly advised concerning the process of disposal or letting and that best value is obtained. Often we can work with a locally appointed Estate Agency to provide sales advice and instruction and to manage the whole process of marketing, negotiation, agreeing heads of terms and the eventual sale. We have an established track record of achieving disposals of most complicated and difficult sites and buildings, often involving graveyards and access problems.

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