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10 steps

Ten steps to community ownership

A toolkit of guides, advice videos and templates

Just take the first step...

Thinking about setting up a community organisation to own land or property?

Find out why communities do it, what's involved and how to get off on the right foot. Whatever stage you're at in the process there's something in our Ten Steps toolkit to help. Have a look at our handy videos and download our guides and templates. 

Step three

Things to think about when considering leasing with a landlord

Short term leasing- guidance note

Want to agree a contract with a seller prior to buying?

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Arranging an option agreement
Step 3 (1)

Valuation of an asset

Instructing a valuation of land or buildings is an important stage in a project. Get an overview of things to think about in this guide.

Instructing a valuation

What are you acquiring?

Find out about how to establish exactly what you are buying in the conveyancing process.

Mapping an asset
Step 5

Step seven

Make sure your community has the right legal structure in place to manage a community-owned asset.

Understanding organisational structures

Step 7

Step eight

A guide on the main sources of funding for your project.

Funding and finance options guide

Step 8

Step nine

What to expect when transferring ownership of land or property from one owner to another.


Step 9

Step ten

Time to celebrate - your community is about to own a new asset? Here are some practical things to think about to ensure you're ready to take it on.

Practicalities of ownership

Step 10


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