Your church premises and the Equality Act

Your church building is a great asset and a valuable resource. It enables your church family to meet on Sundays and other groups to meet in the week. It may be a means of reaching out to your community and caring for those in need. Sometimes, a church building can be used to generate income … Read more …

Residential Conveyancing and Serving Jesus

As Christians we are called to serve God in all we do. Part of this is stewarding our resources well. What do you need to think about when your church is looking to buy or sell property? Is your organisation thinking of buying a residential property? Edward Connor Solicitors can help you to look after … Read more …

Selling Charity Property

There are many different reasons why you may wish to sell your charity’s or church’s property. Perhaps you are relocating or perhaps you want to release some cash to use in other ways. Selling any property can be a lengthy, complex process and extra care needs to be taken when disposing of a charity’s asset. … Read more …

Building Projects

A building project can be an exciting opportunity to grow your ministry and steward the resources that God has given you. There are many legal issues you need to consider before you begin a project like this. Here are some of the main issues your church or organisation will need to think through. In this … Read more …

Use of Charity Property by a Third Party

A charity’s property is a great resource and a gift from God. You may be approached by someone from your community who would like to hire your property for an event or regular meeting. This can be a good source of income for your church or organisation and a great way of building relationships with … Read more …

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New requirements for ASTs

If your church or Christian organisation is the landlord of residential property leased using an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (‘AST’) then there have been some amendments to the law that you need to know about. From October 1st 2018, all ASTs in England are subject to the Deregulation Act 2015 (DA 2015) even if they were … Read more …

Letting Out A Church Manse

N.B. The following advice only refers to churches in England due to differing regulations in the rest of the UK. For a church that has a manse, there are several options available for how to let it out. This article will offer you some advice for how to choose the best type of agreement and … Read more …

Property Solutions

When a charity is looking to buy or sell property, the legal work can be complicated – especially when you’re purchasing. Thankfully, Edward Connor Solicitors have a team of conveyancing and trust experts who not only have the expertise to perform all the legal work involved, but also appreciate the nature and outlook of a … Read more …