Disposal - Authority to dispose of property

A003 - Issue date - Under review

The Constitution

The specific power to dispose of property is delegated to the Head of Property, in accordance with Section L Schedule (5) C (c) of the Constitution.

A copy of the Constitution can be found on the councils website.

Disposal of land - Guidance on good practice

Competitive bids should normally be sought, in accordance with the guidance issued by the Local Government Ombudsman, a copy of which is available at Authority to dispose of property (A003/2).

Land must be disposed of having regard to the provisions of Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 (see Best consideration (A005)). There are certain excemptions to this, as sales may be to named purchasers (see Sales to named purchasers (A004)).

Further details

Further details can be obtained from:

Strategic Asset Management Team
Property and Facilities
Environment and Economy

Tel: 01865 810427
Email: sam.team@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Legal Services
Corporate Core

Tel: 01865 810815
Email: fionnula.chamberlain@oxfordshire.gov.uk