Our specialist social business solicitors can advise on every aspect of community-asset transfers.
Over the last few years we have seen significant numbers of assets transfer out of the public sector to local charities and community groups, to enable refurbishment, improve local accountability, or just to keep them open. “Community-asset transfers” can involve the transfer of ownership and/or management of land or buildings. These assets can cover a wide spectrum; we have helped transfer parks, town halls, community centres, sports facilities, affordable housing and libraries.
Communities typically take on the ownership or management of a community asset on freehold, long-lease, short-lease or a licence-to-occupy basis. There can also be linked service agreements, grant or funding conditions, and the transfer of staff to contend with.
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At Anthony Collins Solicitors, our team has been involved in many community asset transfers. We can advise community based organisations or transferring public sector bodies on all aspects of transfer, including:
- The negotiation of transfer terms.
- The community rights including “Assets of Community Value” and the right to bid.
- The most appropriate legal structure for recipients.
- Funding and community share issues.
- Working together and consortia.
- Intellectual property
We provide clear, practical advice and will work you to guide you through every step of the legal process. We have extensive sector knowledge and the experience required to assist organisations through periods of uncertainty, change and difficulty. We worked with the Asset Transfer Unit, and sector body Locality, on making asset transfer work better for everyone.
For the past few years, we have engaged Anthony Collins Solicitors for support across a multitude of projects as well as ad-hoc advice. The quality of the support and advice received to date across the board cannot be faulted. Anthony Collins Solicitors is proactive in its approach to meet our needs, and have proven to be meticulous and their flexible attitude also helps maintain a strong and close working relationship. Based on my experience, I have no hesitation in recommending their services.Finance Director, Greenwich Leisure Limited.
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