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”).

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The purpose of this article is to help clarify the difference between withdrawing locally held money and withdrawing money held at TMCP, when requesting funds through the Consents website. When creating a Project using the Consents website and par...

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Japanese Knotweed - Tying Yourself in a Knot

5th Dec 2017 | Property Updates

Managing Trustees need to be aware of the serious implications that can arise when Japanese Knotweed is found on land.  Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, all property owners are required by law to control and prevent invasive non-...

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Don’t restrict yourself

7th Nov 2017 | Property Updates

Managing Trustees should be aware of the effect of restrictive covenants which have been imposed on the title of property owned by the Church.  TMCP can provide guidance to Managing Trustees on the steps which they should take before they make a...

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