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Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972

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Other Functions of Parsonages BoardsE

15 Extension by scheme of functions of Parsonages Boards.E

(1)The diocesan synod may by scheme authorise the Board to execute—

(a)works of interior decoration of parsonage houses, by agreement with the incumbent;

(b)works of improvement, demolition or erection of parsonage houses in pursuance of [F1one or more of the powers under sections 1, 2 and 4 of the Church Property Measure 2018] F2. . ., by agreement with the persons on whom those powers are conferred.

(2)The diocesan synod may by scheme provide for the inspection by a diocesan surveyor of buildings in the diocese (other than parsonage houses) used as residences by clergy or lay workers of the Church of England, and for the making of reports to the Board on such inspections.

(3)The diocesan synod may by scheme provide for authorising the Board to execute works of repair, interior decoration, improvement, demolition or erection of any buildings in the diocese held for charitable purposes connected with the Church of England, by agreement with the persons having the management or control of such buildings.

(4)A scheme made under this section shall make provision for securing that the cost of any such works as are mentioned in this section and the cost of inspections and reports mentioned in subsection (2) thereof, including any administrative cost attributable to such works, inspections and reports, shall not constitute a charge on the Parsonages Fund established under section 17 hereof, and may contain other provisions relating to the administration of the scheme: .

F3. . .

(5)In this section references to parsonage houses and to buildings used or held for certain purposes shall include references, where appropriate, to buildings intended to be used as parsonage houses or to be used or held for those purposes.

Textual Amendments

F3S. 15(4) Proviso omitted (1.6.2005) by virtue of Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2005 (No. 3), s. 11(2), Sch. 2 para. 6; S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops here

16 Powers of Board to pay rates, rent and other outgoings.E

(1)The Board shall, in respect of any parsonage house or other residence of an incumbent in the diocese, have power to make good to the incumbent or defray on his behalf—

(a)any general rate, water rate or drainage rate;

(b)any payments for the maintenance of a private road, common drive, party fence or wall, or other thing maintainable in common;

(c)any payment in respect of a rent charge or other charge;

(d)any rent or other payment under a lease or tenancy;

F4(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)The Board shall have power to defray the cost of repairs to any such residence not being a parsonage house, or any repairs to a parsonage house held on lease being repairs for which the incumbent is liable.

[F5(3)The Board shall in respect of any parsonage house in the diocese have power to defray on behalf of the Diocesan Board of Finance for the diocese any periodical payment in respect of a loan made by the Commissioners to that Board for the provision, improvement, division or demolition of that house or the safeguarding of the amenities thereof and any accrued interest thereon.]

[F6(4)The Board shall in respect of any building in the diocese (other than a parsonage house or other residence of an incumbent in the diocese) used as a residence by any person declared by the bishop to be engaged in the cure of souls within the diocese have power to defray on behalf of the Diocesan Board of Finance for the diocese the cost of any such payments as are referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1) above and the costs, charges and expenses of any sale.]

Textual Amendments

F4S. 16(1)(e) omitted (1.1.2001) by 2000 Measure No. 1, s. 7, Sch. 4 para. 6; Instrument dated 14.12.00 made by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

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