NHS: Buildings

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th February 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of properties owned by NHS Property Services are (a) freehold and (b) leasehold.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on freehold and leasehold properties owned by NHS Property Services (NHSPS) is set out in the following table.

Tenure

Number of Properties

% of total

Notes

Freehold

1,810

57.57%

This figure includes long leasehold properties

Leasehold

1,256

39.95%

This figure includes periodic tenancies

Other formal tenure arrangements

51

1.62%

Licences, tenancies at will, memorandum of occupation, mixed tenure

Other

27

0.86%

Tenure types unconfirmed or no formal arrangement

Total properties in NHSPS estate

3,144

100.00%

It has been assumed that ‘property’ refers to a physical building or structure, or single parcel of land rather than a wider site or single legal holding.

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