Charitable Status and Its Implications

This briefing is aimed at CLH organisations that could potentially attract charitable status.

This briefing considers what activities can be undertaken by charitable community led housing (“CLH”) organisations. ‘Housing’ encompasses many forms, tenures and structures. Not all ‘housing’ activity is considered charitable and some charitable CLH organisations, even with the best intentions, may inadvertently fall foul of charity law, tax legislation and their own constitutions (Rules or Articles of Association) due to a lack of understanding in this area.

This briefing is intended to be an aid when it comes to ‘myth-busting’ what activities can and cannot be done and to highlight where certain nuanced activities/proposals will require further detailed consideration and possibly specific legal and tax advice.

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