Guidance on planning for property and estates transfers issued

The Department of Health has set out the actions, and timing, required from Primary Care Trusts to prepare for the transfer of property to successor bodies on 31 March 2013.

The key steps for PCTs in the run up to transition are to:

  • identify all property and legal charges that will need to be transferred and recorded in Property Transfer Schemes
  • identify all other assets, rights and liabilities that will need to be transferred and recorded in Property Transfer Schemes. This will include identifying not only assets held such as equipment and IT but also identifying options, overages, grant agreements, development agreements, warranties and guarantees given.
  • provide any other information that is essential to the transfer of ownership of estate to facilitate operation and management without causing disruption to services provided.
  • transfer estate without disruption to services provided.

Read the letter, Planning for Property and Estates Transfers, and guidance notes from David Flory, Deputy NHS Chief Executive to PCT/SHA Chief Executives

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