Property professionals donating their skills

Donate your property skills

Many not-for profit organisations lack the time, expertise and experience needed to manage, maintain and improve their buildings. Joining LandAid's Free Property Advice Programme and using your property skills to support a not-for profit organisation is a simple and rewarding way to make a difference. 

LandAid’s Free Property Advice Programme matches the property skills of your company with local not-for profit organisations in need of advice, enabling them to deliver their much needed services sustainably. We arrange free property advice for UK not-for profit organisations supporting disadvantaged young people, families and communities, including those experiencing homelessness.

Please complete our short form to pledge your company's skills or get in touch if you would like more information. More details on how the programme works and FAQ’s can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

100% of the companies involved said they would recommend LandAid’s Free Property Advice Programme.

By giving property expertise, staff gain a real and satisfying level of engagement with local not-for profit organisations. They can acquire skills and experience and the opportunity to work alongside other companies as part of LandAid’s network. For many companies it is an important part of their corporate social responsibility. 

Our Free Property Advice Programme has a huge impact. In 2017/18:

  • 12,000 people benefited from the free property advice given.
  • 1,849 hours were donated by property experts, equalling 77 workdays.
  • The advice given was valued at £250,000
  • Not-for profit organisations provided feedback that they saved or gained £342,000 from the advice.

One great example of LandAid-brokered advice is Chris Forshaw’s case. Chris, previously Head of Financial Support at British Land, has stepped in to conduct a huge number of finance checks for LandAid over the past few years, on a pro bono basis. 

Chris said: ‘My principal reason for helping LandAid has been the opportunity to assist with the good work they do to support projects that help disadvantaged young people.  

'The bonus for me is that the work is enjoyable and rewarding, and not always as straightforward as I expected – so keeps me on my toes intellectually!  

'From my experience I’d recommend to anyone with property related skills thinking of acting for LandAid on a pro-bono basis that they should do so; they will find it very worthwhile.’