Apply for free property advice

Many charities lack the time, expertise and experience needed to manage, maintain and improve their buildings.  LandAid arranges for skilled property professionals from our network of supporters to give free property expertise to UK charities supporting disadvantaged young people, families and communities, including those experiencing homelessness.  This advice improves charities' knowledge and awareness of property issues and enables them to deliver their much needed services sustainably.

In 2016/17, LandAid brokered free property advice for 37 charity projects from 23 property professionals. 100% of the charities said they would recommend LandAid's free property advice programme. The charities who put a monetary value to the pro bono property advice they received estimated they had saved or gained a total of £1.1m. Read our success stories.

Expertise on offer

LandAid arranges a variety of different types of property expertise; from an overall property strategy to ideas for a refurbishment through to project mentoring and legal advice.  Types of advice we offer include:

  • Property strategies
  • Premises searches
  • Negotiating leases and purchases
  • Architectural services (feasibility studies, brief development and options appraisals)
  • Planning advice
  • Building surveys
  • Maintenance/refurbishment plans and outline costs
  • Mentoring through a particular stage of a building project, for example tender evaluations or project management
  • Property legal advice


If you are a registered charity working in the UK supporting disadvantaged young people, families and communities, including those experiencing homelessness, please use this form to apply for free property advice.

Please be aware that we need a lead time of at least two weeks. If your request is deemed urgent, please contact Marné Beukes Collins, Grants and Projects Manager on, first to assess if this is something LandAid will be able to help with.

More information can be found by downloading our FAQs. We also have a list of resources for other property advice or finding a premises. Or please do get in touch.