- To provide advice to all congregations on property matters.
- To be responsible for appraisal and reporting to Presbytery on alterations to building or erection of buildings or memorials proposed by congregations.
- To be responsible for appraisal and reporting to Presbytery on sales. purchases or leases of congregational property.
- To ensure compliance with the Care of Ecclesiastical Properties Act (Act XII 2007), to examine the Property Registers (including insurance details and manse condition schedules) of all congregations, and to report thereon to Presbytery.
- To instruct an inspection and report, (the Principal Report) on ecclesiastical properties of each congregation at least once in every ten-year period. To instruct an interim inspection and report five years after the Principal Report. To consider the report and to present it to Presbytery and to provide it recommendations or instructions for action.
- To inspect, jointly with local office-bearers, manses of charges which become vacant, to complete Manse Condition Schedules and to identify all major repairs to be carried out before the arrival of a new minister. Church Law requires that no call to a vacant charge can even be considered by a presbytery until its property committee have certified that all necessary work on the manse. as previously detailed and agreed both by the congregation(s) concerned and by the presbytery, has been fully and successfully completed.
- To meet with deputations from the General Trustees and/or with local office-bearers to consider particular property issues.