Why a parish should undertake Quinquennial Inspections of their buildings.

Every parish has an obligation to take care of, and maintain their properties, which are owned, and/or used by the parish for day-to-day purposes. Each parish has a duty of care to keep their building(s) in a good state of repair, as well-cared for buildings are a part of our patrimony, to be passed on to the next generation.

Poorly maintained buildings and sites are demoralising for priests, parishioners and members of the visiting public. Neglected buildings can encourage antisocial behaviour within our communities. This can lead to unnecessary expenditure and in some instances, insurances being invalid.

QI guidance notes for parishes

QI specification document for surveyors commissioned to undertake a QI

QI recommend works record to be used as part of final QI report



Parish Maintenance Plan

Building Maintenance is an important and regular part of parish life. This plan is a useful template to help map out different maintenance tasks throughout the year and who will undertake them. 

The template is designed as a initial guide to building maintenance requirements and can be adapted as required by a parish. If you require any further assistance with building maintenance then please speak to Tarnia or Tom in the Property Team.