They think it​’s all over... It might be now — chancel repair liability

The Chancel Repair Bill — which seeks to abolish chancel repair liability entirely — finally received its first reading on 16 July 2014. This is a full 30 years after the Law Commission first recommended abolition following consultation with the Church of England.

Currently, a landowner has a potential responsibility to pay for chancel repairs if their property is on land formerly owned by the Church of England.

Prior to 13 October 2013, the liability was an overriding interest and therefore landowners were automatically bound even if they were unaware of it…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Gateley briefing.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Gateley

View more briefings from Gateley

Analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

111 Edmund Street
Birmingham
B3 2HJ
UK
http://www.gateleyuk.com/news-and-events/social-media/

Turnover (£m): 71.70
No. of lawyers: 406