Frequently Asked Questions

Creating Projects

Does a Project Record have to be created for minor works that do not require consent?

Small, non-structural improvement works - such as fitting a new boiler, or like for like non-structural works do not require consent under Standing Order 930 (1). There may be exceptions to this however if your property is in a conservation area or the building is listed. In such instances, you will need to contact the Conservation Office on 0161 235 6722 or email The Conservation Office.

Before you proceed with the work, it's also worth talking to your district property secretary to find out if they want a project for the work you are planning on doing.

Does my project need approval from the Connexional Team?

Under the Consents process, your project will only require Connexional consent if it involves the following:

  1. Work on a listed building
  2. Work on a non-listed building within a conservation area
  3. Registration of a Sharing Agreement
  4. Work on a building which is shared with another denomination – connexional consent is required to check the terms of any funding involved.

If your project involves one of the above it must first be approved by the Connexional Conservation Officer or the Connexional Ecumenical Officer before being referred to the district for final consent.

Do I need consent if I create an informal lease or we want to start sharing on an informal basis with another church?

You must always, without exception, create formal documents to cover leases and sharing agreements. You must therefore go through the formal consents process. If you would like an informal discussion about leases or ecumenical sharing contact the TMCP Legal Office or the Connexional Ecumenical Officer.

We intend creating a lease but don't understand the terminology. What are "Heads of agreement?"

These are the basic details of the lease (for example, whether repairs are the responsibility of landlord or tenant). Leases can be complicated and it is strongly recommended you seek initial guidance from the TMCP Legal Office.

When you create any project on the website you will see purple question marks which you can hover over for further help as well as being able to hover over any labels, questions or column headings to view help and guidance which will explain what kind of information is required in specific sections.

What is the process for purchasing/selling a property?

In relation to the Property Consent website, you will need to create a project for the purchase or the sale and complete all the required information. The hover over help facility will provide a basic guide as you work through each part of your project record.

Your local solicitor will also need to work with the TMCP Legal Office to finalise any legal documentation. This will take place outside the Property Consent website.

Uploading Documents

There are two ways in which you can upload a document. The first and most common way is through a project.

Uploading a Document to Your Project

  1. Go in to the project you wish to upload a document to.
  2. Click on the "Documents" tab
  3. Click on the "Upload" button
  4. Select the type of document you wish to upload
  5. Give the document a name
  6. Give the document a description
  7. Select the document you wish to upload from your computer
    1. Please note, the file must be in .JPG, .JPEG, .PDF, .PNG and less than 5MB
  8. Click "Upload & Save"

You should now see your document listed on the documents tab. You will also see that you can download the document as well as delete it if necessary

It's also important that you contact any relevant parties when uploading a document as they may not be aware that you have uploaded the documetn

Uploading a Document to Your Property

  1. Go to the property you wish to upload a document to.
  2. Click on the "Documents" tab
  3. Click on the "Upload" button
  4. Select the type of document you wish to upload
  5. Give the document a name
  6. Give the document a description
  7. Select the document you wish to upload from your computer
    1. Please note, the file must be in .JPG, .JPEG, .PDF, .PNG and less than 5MB
  8. Click "Upload & Save"

You should now see your document listed on the documents tab. You will also see that you can download the document as well as delete it if necessary

You can also view documents that are related to specific projects, as well as view the project in question from this page as well. This function will only appear if there is a document against an associated project.

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