When you’re a small charity or voluntary group looking for an office, getting the wrong advice can be disastrous. The Ethical Property Foundation, which began life in 1995, recently launched a scheme to try to help out small charities having trouble getting office space without being ripped off by unscrupulous landlords or agents.

“Charities are too trusting,” says Foundation director Jo Taylor. “Most commercial property landlords are tough negotiators. It’s very common for small charities to find themselves locked into a bad deal. We want to teach charities to negotiate.”

To try and do so, ...


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