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Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972

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2 Meaning of repairs.E

(1)In this Measure “repairs”, in relation to a parsonage house, means such works of repair and replacement as are needed—

(a)to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the buildings of the parsonage house, including doors, windows, drains, gutters and external pipes; and

(b)to keep in repair all walls, fences, gates, drives and drains of the parsonage house, other than those which some person other than the incumbent is wholly liable to repair;

(c)to keep in repair and proper working order—

(i)the installations in the parsonage house for the supply of water, gas and electricity, and for sanitation, including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences, and

(ii)the installations in the parsonage house for space heating or heating water, and

(iii)any fixtures fittings and appliances in the parsonage house (other than those mentioned in the preceding sub-paragraphs), if they belong to the benefice but not otherwise;

and includes works of interior decoration necessitated in consequence of such works as aforesaid.

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(3)In determining for the purposes of this Measure the standard of repair appropriate to any building of a benefice, regard shall be had to the age, character and prospective life of the building, and, in particular, in the case of a building included in a list under [F2section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990], the special architectural or historic interest of the building.

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