Chancel repair liability: the latest

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By Claire Hayes

Chancel repair liability is an ancient liability that attaches to land and requires affected owners to meet the costs of repair of the local church chancel.

Until recently, the legal status of this liability was that of an overriding interest. This meant that it did not need to be registered at the Land Registry in order to bind owners of land.

On 13 October 2013, this changed. Chancel repair liability ceased to be an overriding interest. However, it continues to exist and current owners of land remain liable…

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