Good free guidance to the law on community buildings and land

This guidance is designed to help busy managers of community buildings who understand the importance of making informed decisions about their premises.  Developed by Russell Cooke solicitors, this guidance will also be useful for trustees and members of management committees and all in the sector who want to check or improve their understanding of the law in this vital area.

This guidance provides free help and information for charities, voluntary sector and community organisations about the lay on buildings and land.  Managers and trustees responsible for community buildings are likely to find this guidance to the law particularly useful.

The guidance is arranged in four sections, each of which covers a major stage in the taking on, running or disposing of property:

These four sections identify the key points and issues you need to be aware of when engaged in that particular activity (e.g. acquiring premises, disposing of premises, etc.)

These concise points then enable you to go to another page with more detailed information about that particular issue.  There are also links to other pages in this guidance which we hope will be helpful.

We hope you find this information useful, and welcome feedback.  Please contact Janet Keighley at Building Assets if you have any comments or questions  janetk@building-assets.co.uk

This guidance has been developed by James McCallum at Russell Cooke Solicitors for Building Assets. Russell Cooke www.russell-cooke.co.uk , is a multi-service law firm with a dedicated Charity and Social Business Team.