Legal guidance

General index

General Index

Part 1. events
1. Acquiring new property
2. Letting and hiring your property
3. Disposing of your property
4. Changes

Part 2. controls on what you can do
Constitutional and organisational requirements
Neighbours and the public
Occupiers and Users
Tax considerations
Town and County Planning

Part 3. leasehold legal issues
Granting Leases
Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
Lease or licence
Liability under leases
Schedule of dilapidations

Part 4. the lease terms
Break rights
Lease term
Parties to the lease
Permitted use
Rent and rent review
Service charge
What’s in a lease

Part 5. general legal issues
Business Rates
Charities Act when valuation procedures apply
Common Law duties of charity trustees
Direct taxes
Legal relations
Mortgages and charges
Personal and limited liability
Restrictive covenants
Special trusts and permanent endowment
Stamp Duty Land Tax
Title problems
Valuation on acquiring property
Value Added Tax

Part 6. procedures
Charities Act general valuation procedure
Charities Act mortgage procedure
Charities Act procedures property held for special purposes
Charities Act short leases valuation procedures
Dealing with planning problems
LTA 1954 renewal procedures
Procedures following the grant of a lease
Sale and purchase procedure
Signing leases

Part 7. practical guidance
Assessing the cost of providing space in a building
Changes checklist
Necessary information
Principles of negotiation of new leases
Solutions to ownership problems
What the Land Registry shows you
What the Local Land Registry shows you
When you are accused of breaching something