Commentary

205 Property acquired for charitable use

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
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205 Property acquired for charitable use

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C: ACQUISITION OF LAND BY CHARITIES

1: POWER TO ACQUIRE LAND

205 Property acquired for charitable use

The power to purchase land to be used for the purposes of the charity is often provided for expressly or by necessary implication in a charity’s governing instrument. It may also be available under the Trustee Act 20001. If such a power is excluded expressly or by implication, it may be appropriate to seek either a scheme2 to permit the acquisition of such property or an order sanctioning a particular transaction3. On the now rare occasions that this

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