Managing Trustees need to be aware of the potential implications that can arise when a residential property is let to a Tenant and the property falls into disrepair. The written agreement between a Landlord and Tenant sets out the obligations plac...

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Property Guardians – Help or hindrance?

13th Feb 2018 | Property Updates

TMCP are hearing how increasingly Managing Trustees are being approached by providers who are offering a “property guardian service”. Under this service the provider agrees to secure an unoccupied property so it cannot be used by squatter...

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Residential Tenancies in Scotland

30th Jan 2018 | Property Updates

On 1 December 2017 the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force.  This Act introduced a new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT). This means that all new tenancies of residential property must, from 1 December 2017, be a PRT....

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New Focus Note – Residential Tenancy (VPR)

30th Jan 2018 | Property Updates

Managing Trustees may have thought about using a vacant Manse to help house refugees and/or heard about the Methodist Council’s policy on tenancies under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme (VPR) specifically? The Residential Te...

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GDPR Press Release

22nd Dec 2017 | Technical Updates

Next year we will see significant changes in Data Protection law with the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Managing Trustees need to be aware of the changes brought about by GDPR and how it will af...

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Standing Orders 610 and 611

22nd Dec 2017 | Property Updates

The purpose of this article is to explain how the Methodist Church Council of a Methodist Local Church may be constituted when that Local Church is a partner in a single-congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership (“SCLEP”). It is someti...

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