The Church of England Birmingham has a great property team who are here to support us in all our building and land related matters. They are a friendly bunch who have created a short video so we can get to know a bit more about them and what they do.
The Property Team can provide the following support:
Director of Property
0121 426 0408
Advice on clergy houses and residential property
Assistance and support on the development of construction-related projects for church buildings
Guidance on commercial property and land development
Care of Churches Officer
Guidance and support on the management, maintenance and development of all church buildings, churchyards and faculty permissions
Advice to PCCs on prepurchasing, selling or leasing property and formal pastoral reorganisation
Places of Worship Officer
Support PCCs in maintenance and sustainabitity of listed church building
Advice on management and development projects
Support for grant applications
This role is part funded 50% by Historic England with a focus on specific listed buildings, however Ian is happy to share his in depth knowledge with other listed and non-listed buildings within the diocese.
Clergy Housing Surveyor
- Carry out property inspections and oversee the management of Quinquennial Inspection functions including: the identification of building defects and recommended remedial solutions;
- Oversee the management of vacant properties, ensuring that clergy houses are let to maximise income during an interregnum and that the annual budget is delivered;
- Oversee ingoing and outgoing meetings with clergy and Archdeacons. Lead and manage clergy housing improvement projects as required;
- Assist with implementing various programmes of planned, cyclical and legislative maintenance for clergy housing based upon the five-yearly inspection quinquennial inspection reports.
Parish Building Surveyor
Organise Church property reactive repairs and maintenance on behalf of PCCs, which will involve managing a wide range of suppliers and building contractors.
Assist with implementing various programmes of planned, cyclical and legislative maintenance for churches based upon their five-yearly inspection report.
Assist condition surveys of ancillary building and relevant statutory compliance responsibilities for all operational buildings.