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Wrigleys' specialist heritage team advise on all aspects of the ownership and taxation of heritage property and art including works of art, furniture, jewellery, stamps, coins and medals.

 

Heritage land and buildings can pose various legal problems. They often have high capital values, but frequently any income they produce is absorbed or exceeded by maintenance or conservation costs. In rural areas these problems can be aggravated by current farming trends. Additionally, families owning such a property may be reluctant to see it sold at any price. Some heritage assets are transferred to or run by charities.

Specific services include:

  • Sales – consignment, establishing provenance, authorities, notice to Arts Council England and HMRC, export licences.
  • Purchases – at auction or by private treaty, checking provenance, funding, storage, security.
  • Gifts and transfers into and out of trusts.
  • Tax reliefs - Items already conditionally exempt from CGT or IHT, liaison with HMRC, methods of providing public access, compliance issues.
  • Charitable structures and maintenance funds.
  • Seeking renewal of conditional exemption on a fresh chargeable event or fresh conditional exemption for the first time, preeminent quality test, negotiating public access undertakings.
  • Breaches of undertakings for conditional exemption, loss or damage, negotiating tax liabilities arising.

"Wrigleys is a first tier firm for Personal tax, trusts and probate"

- Legal 500

"Market commentators describe the practice as a "gathering of like-minded people who have some superb specialisms" and who are "an absolute pleasure" to deal with."

- Chambers and Partners

Heritage Property and Works of Art

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Julia Boyes

Partner
Leeds

Meet the team

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David Wightman

Land Trusts Consultant
Leeds

Julia Boyes View Biography

Julia Boyes

Partner
Leeds

Sylvie Nunn View Biography

Sylvie Nunn

Partner
Leeds

How Can the Public Affect Your Land?

Preventing the creation of new public rights of way and town and village greens.

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Are school buildings up to the new standard for leases?

The first stage of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard came into force in April 2018, affecting schools that act as landlords for their properties.

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Clerking for the governing body

In this article, we look briefly at the role of the clerk, and what resources are available to schools to make sure that their clerk is supported.

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Employment Law Update for Charities 2018

Date: 26 Jun 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 7 August 2018

Date: 07 Aug 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 16 October 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018

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