Full legal support and management
With their historical background and specialist purpose, almshouse charities are a unique type of organisation who provide housing to those who require it.
Their legal needs are similarly unique, and include a wide range of issues from dealing with residents and maintaining buildings to complying with relevant legislation and financial requirements.
Almshouse legal advice from Nelsons
At Nelsons, we have a team of experts who specialise in providing full legal advice and support to almshouse charities and are members of The Almshouse Associations’ panel of consultants. We offer a complete day-to-day legal management service for all types of almshouse charities, including:
- Collection of residents’ payments
- Dealing with all residents queries
- Managing vacancies
- Cash-flow management
- Audit preparation
- Property maintenance
- Advice on investments
We act for a number of almshouse charities across our Derby, Leicester and Nottingham offices and our solicitors are experienced in working with Trustees to resolve the issues and any concerns that can arise.
We have advised on the following:
- Mergers of almshouse charities
- Incorporation of charities
- Negotiations with statutory and regulatory bodies
- Sales of unusable sites among other issues
- Non-payment of contributions
- Termination of resident’s agreements
- Employment issues with wardens
- Disputes between residents
Our team includes Trust and Charity law specialists, elderly client advisers, Independent Financial Advisers and experienced property, employment and dispute resolution solicitors, ensuring that we can provide the full range of legal support your organisation needs.
For further information in relation to our support services for almshouse charities, please call 0800 024 1976 or contact us via our online enquiry form.
"Nelsons Solicitors Limited has an extensive offering, with practitioners having experience of trust administration, Court of Protection work, investment management, wills and probate. A key feature of the practice is its innovative, online wills service."Legal 500
"The multidisciplinary practice at Nelsons Solicitors Limited combines the expertise of its dispute resolution, employment, private client, corporate and real estate groups. Kevin Modiri focuses on contentious probate and privacy issues, and is assisted by associate Craig Staten-Spencer, who has considerable experience advising Almshouses and local charities."The Legal 500 2023
"It’s reassuring to know that the practice is multidisciplined in addition to the specific areas of knowledge that advice is being sought on."The Legal 500 2023
"Nelsons has a very competent team who provide sound advice and administration skills."The Legal 500 2023
"All members of the team are competent and good to deal with, keeping all Trust matters in good order and up to date."The Legal 500 2023
"I feel the team work really well together, any seminars I have attended the team have made them flow, delivered them well in a professional yet light hearted manner."Referee feedback provided to The Legal 500 2024