An introduction to chancel repair liability

Chancel repair liability is a law that dictates that ecclesiastical organisations and landowners are responsible for the repair of churches. Chancel repair liability In 2003, a chancel liability bill of repair totalling £100,000 from the parochial church council was given to a couple in Aston Cantlow. This brought the law into the spotlight. After disputing the bill, the ruling went against the couple, who were then faced with a bill of £350,000 including legal costs. Now an infamous case, this serves as a reminder for property buyers to understand any…

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