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Every year colleges educate and train over 3 million people in a wide variety of subjects. Colleges often run businesses which are open to the public such as hair and beauty salons, sports venues and nurseries. The total income earned by colleges in England is £7.6 billion.

Examples of work undertaken by Davitt Jones Bould lawyers

  • Negotiated planning permission and secured a site for a college to build residential property for students.

  • Acquired the Royal National College for the Blind on behalf of a client.  

  • Advised on the exercise of break clauses on the premises of a college in the South West.

  • Advised on the granting of leases at various colleges nationally.

  • Advised on the disposal of a former army medical college with clawback provisions.

  • Advised on the disposal of a police training college.

  • Completed the lease surrender of a national college in Nottingham. 

  • Dealt with all of the property issues for a Russell Group university.    

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of property to use as a college

  • Acquisition of land for development

  • Rationalisation of college estates

  • Sale of college property to developers for lease back

  • Planning permission and obligations for college estates

  • Section 106 agreements and CIL containing provisions for educational infrastructure

  • Funding mechanisms

  • Leases for college premises

  • Event licences

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