Rapleys has specialised experience in advising charities and not-for-profit organisations on a multitude of property matters.
We provide a wide range of services including lease consultancy, valuation, development consultancy, lettings, acquisitions and disposals and general portfolio advice.
We provide Qualified Surveyors Reports for charities looking to dispose of property assets, whether it be for freehold sales, lettings or the release of restrictive covenants.
The team has dealt extensively with the disposal of redundant churches, church halls and associated residential accommodation for a number of organisations including the Church of England, United Reformed Church and Baptist Union. We have acted as cost consultants and project managers in the pre-development stages of projects to replace existing church buildings. These are typically funded through an element of residential development paying for re-provision of modern church buildings.
Our experts understand the working needs of charities and the implications of the Charities Act 2011 to their property operations.
- Charitable trusts
- Charity organisations
- Community facilities
- Ecclesiastical property