Property transactions with local authorities can be fraught with difficulties. Concerns over lack of powers, or the Council's dual role as landowner and regulatory authority, can cause a seemingly straightforward deal to drift. At the same time the benefits of a local authority deal can be considerable for everyone, unlocking the potential of town or city centre sites for public and private sector alike.
This course is aimed at the commercial property lawyer who wants to know how to smooth the path for local authority transactions, whether acting for private sector clients or the local authority itself.
After attending this event delegates will have an understanding of:
- key perils and pitfalls of local authority deals
- vires issues - getting the right powers in place to close the deal
- the new procurement environment for local authorities
- valuation issues and the disposal of land regulations
- special powers: compulsory purchase, land assembly, and the changing picture
- the Council as landowner and planning authority
- special types of 'ownership' - common good, trust, and other specialities
- the commercial pitfalls of community empowerment