"Test and Trace" - A Further Update

24th Sep 2020 | Technical Updates

This article seeks to clarify the current legal test and trace requirements placed on Managing Trustees following Government press releases, legislation brought into force on Friday 18th September 2020 and the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app on 24 September 2020.

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Possession Proceedings COVID Update 2

18th Sep 2020 | Property Updates

Since the publication of the Newshub article Possession Proceedings COVID Update - What do Managing Trustees need to do if they need to regain possession? there have been further legal developments in relation to possession proceedings for residential tenancies.

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As we move into the new Connexional Year, the Trust Statements for 2019/20 are now available for download from the Trust Information System (TIS). Treasurers and other users registered on the TIS will have received an email from the system on Friday 11th September to advise the statements were available and that these should be downloaded and checked as soon as possible.

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Podcast – Non-residential leases

19th Aug 2020 | Property Updates

Sintons LLP, one of the firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, has very helpfully recorded a short podcast with up to date guidance from a Methodist and charity law perspective on the process for granting non-residential leases at Methodist buildings.

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Sintons LLP, one of the firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, has recorded a podcast on the potential risk of liability that may face Managing Trustees when they are looking at reopening their church buildings during the lockdown and continuing COVID-19 crisis.

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The ongoing effects of Covid-19 are creating particular difficulties for Managing Trustees of residential tenancies. As we come to the end of the Connexional Year, this is especially true for those seeking vacant possession of their residential properties to house ministers and their families.

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"Test and Trace" - Update

7th Aug 2020 | Technical Updates

The "Test and Trace", Data Protection and What you need to do Focus Note has been updated. The updated Focus Note includes additional guidance to help Managing Trustees now that further information has been provided by the Government and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on how the service works.

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