Requirements for making an Application for Consent to Lease of Charity Property


Under Section 34 of the Charities Act 1961 (as amended by Section 11 of the Charities Act 1973), and Section 82 of the Charities Act 2009 the Charities Regulator may authorise the sale or disposition of lands held upon charitable trusts where the Trustees do not otherwise have a power in that behalf.

A lease by a charity – Charities Regulator guidelines and the Memo for the Board are set out at Form No. 6 and the Form of Authorisation of Lease is set out at Form No. 7

FORM 6 (PDF) - FORM 6 (WORD) - Guidelines for making an application for the Charities Regulator's consent to a Lease of Charity property and Memo for the Board which is to be completed by the Applicant or his/her advisor (It should be noted that the Charities Regulator's does not have power to sanction Leases of charity property for less than a full market rent unless the Lease is to a Charity with a different charitable purpose).


FORM 7 (PDF) - FORM 7 (WORD) - Form of Authorisation of Lease under Section 34 of the Charities Act 1961 (as amended by Section 11 of the Charities Act 1973), and Section 82 of the Charities Act 2009 to be executed by a minimum of two thirds of the Trustees of the Charity and two original Forms (with relevant attachments) to be submitted with the application.