TMCP and the Connexional Team understand Managing Trustees are keen to do what they can to help as part of the Government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme (Scheme). Under this Scheme, individuals are asked to provide a spare room in their home, or separate accommodation e.g., an annexe, to Ukrainian people, rent free for a minimum period of six months. Can Methodist residential property be used to host those seeking refuge under the Scheme?

To help Managing Trustees decide whether residential property in their care can be used to host, TMCP in conjunction with the Property Support Team has produced a Homes for Ukraine Checklist (Checklist). This Checklist sets out the legal and property issues that should be considered as part of the discussions between the Circuit and the person wishing to host individuals from Ukraine under the Scheme. The Checklist is available as a Guidance Note from the Letting Property and Third Party Use page of TMCP’s website. You can also access it from the link below:

The Checklist should be used to help you work through the logistics of offering accommodation in accordance with the Government’s requirements, to see if you can provide the support required by sponsors and guests and identify any legal or property issues that you may need to address to make sure the Manse can be used to provide a safe and suitable home.

Please also refer to the Homes for Ukraine Toolkit on the Methodist Church website for general guidance to help churches respond to the crisis in Ukraine. This provides details of what else your Local Church or Circuit can do to help.


If you have any queries in relation to the Checklist please contact TMCP Legal for further assistance.