The ownership of land held within the public sector can be subject to change and uncertainty as a result of legislative updates.

Carter Jonas’s public sector experts can advise on specific statutory changes and their implications for property, and we can also consult on and negotiate statutory transfers.

When new legislation is introduced, which alters the land holdings of the public sector, there is a requirement to transfer the freehold interest of land and property to the authority responsible for delivering the service. Carter Jonas can assist with this process, by verifying the land to be transferred, identifying any other interests affecting the property, and identifying where any reserved rights for the transferor are required. 

We have experience of working with local authorities in connection with academy transfers and transfers of school sites in relation to a change to foundation status. We are familiar with the complexities of such matters and have worked closely within the public sector governance procedures to complete the transfers.


Key clients

Buckinghamshire County Council
Hertfordshire County Council

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@ Alexandra Houghton
Alexandra Houghton
MRICS
Partner - Head of Consultancy and Strategy
020 7518 3225 email me about Alexandra
@ Ian Southall
Ian Southall
FRICS
Partner - Consultancy and Strategy
020 7408 9233 email me about Ian
@ Steve Gell
Steve Gell
MRICS
Associate Partner - Consultancy and Strategy
020 7518 3220 email me about Steve
@ Richard Waterson
Richard Waterson
MRICS
Partner - Consultancy and Strategy
01865 404466 email me about Richard
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Three career highlights:

Significant involvement in and preparation of the Ministry of Defence ‘Footprint Strategy’ announced in the House of Commons, during a 2 year secondment to DIO.

A number of Central Government and Local Authority Green Book Business Cases leading to relocations, change programmes and adopting new ways of working.

Sale of Centrepoint Tower to Almacantar under the Targetfollow administration 

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Three career highlights:
Strategic Property Adviser to QVC for 12 years through their expansion into the UK
Including location consultancy, acquisition and program management of the 
Construction of a 750,000sqft distribution warehouse and 1,000 seat call centre.

Head of Estates for Ingeus UK through their major expansion delivering 35 new sites 
from search to fully fitted occupation in less than 9 months

Key Account Manager for DWP’s National Property Adviser for 15 years including 
drafting 3 estate strategies to initially merge 2 departments’ estates and then
deliver the rationalisation strategy that led to savings in excess of £375m pa.

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 Three career highlights:

•    Fourteen years of strategic advice in advocating local and central government services, allowing savings and improved service delivery.    

•    Two nominations for occupier of the year awards on behalf of Local Authorities.  

•    Undertaking an efficiency review of every public owned asset within a UK County to understand strategic co-sharing opportunities and savings.

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Three career highlights:

Account lead for Buckinghamshire County Council estate management contract responsible for the overall client interface and including quality control aspects, job commissioning and KPI performance in addition to the direct delivery of many key projects including strategic sales, implementation of annual asset valuation programme, town centre regeneration schemes and other property initiatives.
   
Account director for Thames Valley Police between 1997 and 2012 responsible for property services delivery across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire and including acquisitions and disposals, rating, landlord and tenant, asset valuations, strategic advice, telecommunications, building consultancy, development consultancy and work place strategy.

Property advisor to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Development advice including the sale of a 270 unit surplus residential site in Oxford. Strategic estate planning across the estate with objectives of enhancing clinical use provision as well as maximizing income through long term investment activities.  Negotiation of numerous landlord and tenant and development situations across the Trust estate.  

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