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
Nelsons has a team of experts who specialise in providing full legal 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 are experienced in working with Trustees to resolve the issues and any concerns that can arise. Nelsons 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.
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