A West London support service for women and girls suffering domestic
violence was negotiating a new lease with the council. Although the
council provided no funding to the project, they wished to include
performance targets for the service in the lease.
As a result of
discussing the norms of lease practice with the Foundation, the
Director of the charity could meet the council
confident of her position. She was able to have the performance
targets removed – and also negotiated a schedule of condition to be
attached to the lease so that the charity would not be liable for the
costs of improving the run down premises.