A NEULA is typically used for one-off hires or hires of a church premises that are not permanent. These hires can include birthday parties and other family functions, to dance classes, AA meetings, and other general business meetings. These hirers can run in conjunction with other hires, hence the nature of them being non-exclusive.
If the premises is going to be solely used by one party (for example a business hiring an office from 9-5 in a business week) then this would be considered a lease.
Congregations and presbyteries have two options when it comes to organising leases for premises for which they are the Responsible body under the Church Regulations. They can either be leased and managed by the congregation or presbytery themselves, or you can engage an agent to manage the property, provided same is ultimately approved by The Property Trust (Q.). All leases and appointment of agents can only be executed by The Property Trust (Q.). Please send leases for execution to the Property Division <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For advice on either of these options, please contact our records registrar on 07 3377 9777.
If the application you are making to access Missions Development Fund is under $50,000 your application can be approved by the Presbytery, and sent to the email@example.com team to process. If the application is above $50,000 it will need to be approved by the FIP Board.
FIP Board approval is required for all property purchases.
Please contact the Synod office’s property section on 07 3377 9860 or the Property Division <firstname.lastname@example.org> early in the process to discuss the requirements for your specific proposal and assistance we can offer.
As development proposals vary in scale and scope please contact the Synod office’s property section on 07 3377 9860 or the Property Division <email@example.com> early in the process to discuss your specific requirements and assistance we can offer.