Resources for External Solicitors

In order to assist external solicitors appointed to act for us, in researching the title of church buildings being considered for closure and in the conveyance of closed church buildings and annexed land, a number of documents can be found in the Resource box on the right (as Word documents). Please click on the relevant links. The documents are listed below.

 

Title Investigation

Standard form of Report on Title required to confirm title to a church building being considered for closure

Standard draft form of a Statutory Declaration to be used (if necessary) in confirming the title of a church building being considered for closure

 

Transfer of a Closed Church Building

Notes for solicitors acting for the Church Commissioners

The Standard form of Draft Contract for use in the sale of a closed church

Standard form of Transfer to be used in the disposal of a closed church building

Standard form of Transfer to be used in the disposal of the site of a demolished closed church building

Notes of explanation to be sent to solicitors acting for purchasers of closed churches

Deed of Release or Variation of Covenants on Former Church

 

If you have a general enquiry or comments about these web pages please contact the Closed Churches Division