Church Lease Agreements

In the New Testament, Jesus says that wherever two or three are gathered in his name, he is present among them. But even if Christians can experience communion anywhere, it is still important to have an official meeting place for regular worship. The canons of our Church demand that we do not charge the property without the agreement of the Standing Committee. These rules exist to protect all those who are serving in your churches. A lease is a burden. If the organization uses your facilities for more than a year, you should have a lease with the organization. You may or may not get a refund or rent for the use of ecclesiastical areas. We suggest you enter into a lease with the organization below. If the organization (s) is currently using its space and has been in existence for more than a year, you do not have to ask for permission from the permanent body. But they want us to check it out.

If you plan to have a new organization use your space for more than a year, please bring your lease project to the Standing Committee before signing. For example, some types of leases include additional services, such as staff. B janitorial and repairs. Different types of leases also have different fees, including loading fees and royalty percentages. From the beginning of the conversation with a potential owner, you want to know how willing they are to negotiate the terms of the lease. You should look for a landlord willing to negotiate on terms such as the length of the lease, the amount of the bonds and the limitation of rent increases. If your church is looking for a new building, renting a property can be a great option. For many churches, renting building land is more financially profitable than buying one. Most leases detail activities that can take place in the field. Make sure the agreement explicitly states that accommodation can be used for religious meetings. They may also limit certain activities on ecclesiastical lands and water, such as drinking or smoking.

The church can get a refund for the use of the facilities or not. The Standing Committee has collaborated with several churches, developed leases and used agreements that help describe who and how the Church is used.