We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Our experienced property team provides advice and support to community organisations, social enterprises, co-operatives or commercial businesses, whether landlords or tenants, on all aspects of entering into or exiting leases.
We work in partnership with you, whether your organisation is a landlord or a tenant, to advise and support you to ensure that leases you enter into are consistent with any funding covenants, service-level agreements and comply with applicable regulations such as the Charities Act 2011.
Our charity-law team has extensive experience and sector knowledge in assisting charities with drafting, negotiating, renewing and terminating lease contracts. We also regularly assist more commercial organisations with the buying and selling of property and charging land.
Should disputes arise in relation to leases and transactions our team can work in partnership with your organisation to assess whether there is a case for dispute and can advise and support you through the dispute-resolution process.
We act for charities from small community organisations and churches to large national and international charities, for social businesses and large co-operativess and are adept at adjusting the service we provide to fit the needs and aspirations of different organisations. Members of our team are committed to working with the various sectors and regularly write and speak on developments in law and governance.
Our leases services
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our specialist property solicitors provide advice and support to organisations that are landlords or tenants on all aspects of entering into or exiting leases, including:
- Advice and support on drafting, negotiating, renewing and terminating lease contracts.
- Advice on buying, selling and developing property.
- Ensuring leases are consistent with funding and service-level agreements.
- Providing advice on disputes in relation to leases or the buying and selling of property.
- Dispute resolution through mediation or representation in court proceedings.
- Ensuring regulatory compliance.
Charity sector lead
We have been recognised for the work we do
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
There is no universal approach to regenerating town centres. However, housing must be considered a key part of any regeneration project – providing well-needed new homes and economic growth.
Friday 16 October marks the 6th annual Wear Red Day in England, Wales and Scotland. Wear Red Day is the brainchild of the charity; Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC). SRTRC aims to educate young people so they are equipped to recognise and challenge stereotypes, misconceptions and negative attitudes towards race.
Alongside the Building Safety Bill published in July 2020, the Fire Safety Bill is a key step in the Government’s strategy to improve building and fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy
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