3 October 2011

Move with Us, the residential property experts, have launched a new outsourced property sales and rental service for charities and trusts to help them preserve and maintain the value of their property portfolios following success with managing Save the Children's property sales.

Save the Children has been using Move with Us for the last two years to sell property and has endorsed the new service. Move with Us will save charities valuable time and hassle when it comes to selling any gifted properties that they have been left in a will.  Withproperty often the main asset, Move with Us provides a one-stop property management and sales service to ensure maximum gains from any property asset.

 Roshana Gammampila, Legacy Income Manager, Save the Children UK says:

“Properties gifted to charity account for a significant proportion of the £2 billion left to charity in people’s wills each year and it is vital that charities deal with these properties appropriately. Often relatives continue to live in gifted properties for their lifetime and the rental management service that Move with Us offers ensures that such properties are well maintained and cared for in the long term.”

 The sales service will provide three property valuations included within its service, which will help with probate transactions to ensure minimum inheritance tax (IHT) and capital gains tax (CGT) errors and will then market the property at the best price through its partner network.

 Complementing the property sales service, Move with us will also manage any properties that need to be maintained on an ongoing basis to ensure that the asset doesn’t depreciate in value and any income is sustained.  Charities and trust managers will be able to outsource all of their sales and rental property management, from: assessing if a sale or rental is the best for the beneficiary or estate after detailed analysis of the current property market in the local area, tenant sourcing, maintenance and insurance.

 The rental management division has already trialled this service on on a number of high street lenders, and the success of this has led to the firm being able to broaden the offering to the third sector. 

 Russell Cade, Move with Us Director, comments:

“Trust managers are under an increasing amount of pressure as they have to ensure and illustrate duty of care for customers. They are struggling to balance the introduction of outcomes-focussed regulation, clear audit trails and indicators that they have assessed market conditions and decided on the best course of action for the property in question.

 “Property management and sales are time-consuming enterprises for a trust managers and something that Move with Us has years of experience and an established infrastructure in. Our relationships with lenders have enabled us to fine-tune our compliance and treating customers fairly (TCF) measures ensuring we can deliver what our customers need. The aim of the rental and sales service is to allow trust managers and charity partners to look after the remaining elements with the assurance that the property is taken care of and all compliance measures are in place to ensure duty of care for all parties involved.”


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