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

Get in touch
Alexandra Houghton
Partner, Consultancy & Strategy
020 7518 3225 Email me About Alexandra
Ian Southall
Consultant, Consultancy & Strategy
020 7408 9233 Email me About Ian
Steve Gell
Consultant, Consultancy & Strategy
020 7518 3220 Email me About Steve
Richard Waterson
Partner, Consultancy & Strategy
01865 404466 Email me About Richard
An experienced consultant providing strategic property advice to clients with large occupied estates of complex property challenges. Lead for Carter Jonas in the Charity Sector with over 25 years of experience across the Public Sector.
I have been with the Consultancy and Strategy team at Carter Jonas since 2014. I provide advice to public sector organisations on estate strategy, property assessment and reviews, and social value. We focus on a 'service led approach' to ensure all property recommendations reflect operational requirements.

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