Property Sales Handbook
The Presbytery and Synod of the Uniting Church in South Australia approved a new Property By-Law and Property Sale Proceeds Policy (PSPP) by resolution of the Annual Meeting of the Presbytery and Synod on 30 October 2015. This by-law and policy is effective for all Proposals to Sell received after 30 June 2016.
This Property Sales Handbook has been prepared to assist congregations with the considerations and processes regarding sale of all real estate property. This includes the changing context that congregations now find themselves in, principles of the current Property By-law and Property Sale Proceeds Policy, discerning God’s purpose and mission planning in our current context, who to contact and guidelines for sale processes.
Property Sales Handbook 27-5-16 (3.3 mb PDF)
Handbook 2 Key Principles (333 kb PDF) - Key principles of the Property By-law & Property Sale Proceeds Policy
Handbook 3.1 Our Changing Context (544 kb PDF) - Explores the changing context we find ourselves in today and the place of the church as viewed by society
Handbook 3.2 Theology of Property (530 kb PDF) - Explores our theology of property including the sense of ‘place’ and the places of God, and how we view church buildings
Handbook 5.1 Selling Property Guidelines - General (573 kb PDF) - Guidelines for sale of church property, vacant land or manses not replaced
Handbook 5.2 Selling Property Guidelines - Manses for replacement (634 kb PDF) - Guidelines for sale of manses to be replaced
Handbook 5.3 Property By-law 18.5 (387 kb PDF) - By-law as approved 30/10/15
Handbook 5.4 Property Sale Proceeds Policy (633 kb PDF) - Policy as approved 30/10/15 including distribution of sale proceeds
Handbook 5.5 e-Application Proposal to sell - manse replacement (1019 kb PDF)
Handbook 5.6 e-Application Proposal to sell- church, land, manse not replaced (1 mb PDF)
How To's for e-forms (1.5 mb PDF)