Existing Relationships

Partnerships forged specifically to progress an asset transfer can be effective, but experience shows that where relationships are already good, contacts clear and communication channels open, partnerships are more likely to thrive and transfers proceed in a constructive manner.

If you have no direct experience of dealing with the group who are seeking to take on an asset, it may be worthwhile speaking with officers in different departments or elected members who may have had contact with them, to find out about their experience. It may also be worthwhile identifying who is on the organisation’s Board of Trustees or management committee.