The property team manages and maintains the clergy and surplus housing estate on behalf of the diocese. The estate comprises around 260 houses across the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire. The property teams’ responsibilities include acquisitions, disposals, lettings, repairs and maintenance of clergy houses.

Housing is provided for the clergy and in-between clergy appointments, if appropriate, clergy houses are let on short-term tenancies to private tenants.

Clergy housing that is no longer required for clergy is treated as surplus housing which is either sold off or let as an investment. Proceeds from surplus housing are used to support the mission and ministry of the diocese. This includes the acquisition of new or replacement clergy houses together with major repairs and upgrades to help keep the clergy housing estate up to standard.

Information for clergy

A Guide to Living in a Diocesan Maintained Property is available here. It provides information about the use and occupation of clergy housing by clergy.

The procedure for Emergency Repairs is available here (this also forms Appendix D of the guide).

For repairs, maintenance and general queries, in the first instance please contact Annie Gash on 01522 50 40 44 or email [email protected]

For emergency out of hours repairs please contact Nicholas Turner on 07711 885 968.

LDTBF retains contact details of occupants together with records relating to alterations, repairs and changes of occupation for the purposes of managing the houses under its care.

Lettings to private tenants

Savills' Lincoln Office undertakes lettings on behalf of the diocese and so if you are looking for a house to rent, please contact Sophie Fletcher by email or on 01522 50 89 15.

Repairs and maintenance are arranged by the diocesan property team, and if you have any repairs to report please contact Annie Gash on 01522 50 40 44 or contact us by email.

For emergency out of hours repairs please contact Nicholas Turner on 07711 885 968.

LDTBF retains contact details of occupants together with records relating to alterations, repairs and changes of occupation for the purposes of managing the houses under its care.

Sales

Sales of surplus clergy housing are undertaken through estate agents, who market the houses once available for sale. Sales are not directly undertaken by the property team.