The Department of Healthyesterday published its finding on the number of parcels of land declared as surplus or potentially surplus current held by NHS trusts.
The Department of Health yesterday published its findings on the number of parcels of land declared as surplus or potentially surplus currently held by NHS trusts.
There was a 100% return rate from 399 NHS trusts with 188 (47%) of these declaring at least one parcel of land surplus. In total 414 separate parcels were identified – with 330 of these parcels being greater than 0.25 hectares in size.
If your Trust has been identified as having surplus land available for disposal it is important that you structure the disposal in order to maximise the land value. We can help with all aspects of surplus land disposals and offer keen and competitive pricing arrangements under existing NHS legal frameworks. We advised the Department on the terms of the Estatecode and are therefore in a unique position to advise if its provisions have been followed.
We have a vast portfolio of legal work which we undertake for individual NHS Trusts across the country. We therefore have specific knowledge in dealing with the varying circumstances of each Trust and can ensure that the disposal of the site is in accordance with the Trust’s powers. This would include:
Given the pending transfer of the PCT estate, are you confident that:
If the answer to any of the above questions is “no”, then you may be interested to know that there is now a way of checking the Land Registry’s records to see what properties are registered in the name of a particular organisation.
We can liaise with the Land Registry to help you obtain an accurate list of the properties in the name of the PCT and those properties registered in the name of specified former NHS bodies, and then advise you to ensure that any anomalies are identified and resolved prior to the transfer of the PCT’s estate.
This service is not limited to just PCTs and we can also carry out this exercise for other NHS bodies.