Charity Benefits

Hammond Associates can assist in your search to find affordable, flexible workspace. If your charity is involved in performing arts, visual contemporary, fine arts or community based then we are here to help you.

Hammond Associates can source and provide space for a range of uses, including pop up galleries, café, exhibition, rehearsal space, food bank and other work and storage space

The only downside in this arrangement is it is only temporary.

Questions and Answers

Yes, it is completely legal and ethical.

Is this scheme approved by Charities Commission?

Yes, we consulted the Charities Commission, HMRC and Customs and Excise when setting up the business

What will it cost us?

There may be some charges, for the use of electricity.

Does the Charity pay the business rates?

Yes, but these are reimbursed by the Landlord.

Do Charities always receive Charitable Relief/Mandatory Rates Relief?

We have a 99.9% success rate.

Will I be liable for business rates if my Charity doesn’t obtain relief?

Your agreement with the Landlord, states that the Landlord will be responsible for the rates.

Does the Charity pay rent?

If demanded, they are contractually obliged to pay a peppercorn rent (£1).

What is a Peppercorn Rent?

It is a legal term, used to describe a minimum rent, usually £1 per annum.

Who pays the Utilities?

This is negotiable depending on the circumstances pertaining to the property.

Who pays the Service Charges?

In general, these remain with the landlord.

Do the Charities occupy the premises?


How long can my Charities occupy the premises?

Until it is let or sold by the Landlord.

I have heard, that we can only use the premises for 43 days. Is this true?

No, the charity will occupy it until the property is sold or let. We do not exploit the 43-day rule.

What type of properties do you offer?

Any empty commercial property in a habitable state.

What can we use the properties for?

Any reasonable arts project covered by your Articles of Association.

What notice period will I be given?

Generally, it is a 30-day notice period, but this can be increased on our larger properties.

Do you have other Charities we can contact for references?

Yes, email us for contacts and references.