Taking on premises


Here we take you on the start of the journey of acquiring and running premises.  We begin with the questions you need to ask before you even start looking for premises, and then explore the questions you need to consider during the process of finding and taking on premises for the first time.  We then look at issues around relocating to different premises, and go on to look at asset transfer.

We highlight the key questions, provide information and guidance and give links to sources of useful information.  Managers and trustees responsible for community buildings are likely to find our guidance to the law about building and land developed for Building Assets by Russell Cooke Solicitors particularly useful.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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