Community Asset Transfer – Newcastle City Council

Posted on 9th April, 2018

Newcastle City Council’s approach:

  • Transfers offered on long leases (25 years+) with peppercorn rent
  • Tenants responsible for Repairs & Maintenance
  • Transfers to existing tenants (but bids invited for vacant buildings)
  • Information about costs and building condition shared at the start
  • Independent expert support, including legal advice, made available
  • Organisations asked for business cases to assess sustainability and viability
  • Capital pot available to facilitate and incentivise transfer
  • Support for process from Communities Team, Property and Legal

Read the Case Study – Blakelaw and Simonside Community Centres