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…
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