Check your deeds YOU maybe liable to pay Chancel repairs

Home Forum Chat Forum Check your deeds YOU maybe liable to pay Chancel repairs

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • Check your deeds YOU maybe liable to pay Chancel repairs
  • Thats why a lot of solicitors now include a chancel search when you buy a house. Ours was checked and we are clear.

    +1 wot Graham says.

    Surely no one is going to come after you retrospectively, ie if you’ve been living somewhere for x years. Likewise solicitors must surely cough up if they fail to search properly.

    TuckerUK
    Member

    Goes against my beliefs, I’ll play the R&R card (race & religion).

    Dickyboy
    Member

    chancel repair insurance – but if you make any investigations with the local church to see if you may be liable your insurance is invalid, nice little earner then… 👿

    Premier Icon footflaps
    Subscriber

    Surely no one is going to come after you retrospectively, ie if you’ve been living somewhere for x years.

    Yep they have and taken the owners to court for £100,000s in repair bills!

    fisha
    Member

    Just having a quick read of the wall banks story … Beggars belief … I think that law is disgusting in these days.

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
    Subscriber

    Honestly, I’d burn the **** church down.

    dannyh
    Member

    Yep, if you buy a house, especially in older parts of settlement, the solicitors will most likely do this for you (for a fee of course).

    I think you can also take out some kind of insurance policy that limits any future claim, but I might be making that up!

    Premier Icon footflaps
    Subscriber

    I think that law is disgusting in these days.

    Technically the solicitor was negligent for not identifying it as a risk. It’s not like it’s a new law or anything..

    grantway
    Member

    Wise checking as you maybe liable to pay a percentage towards a Church near you !
    And could be even worse as some Church properties are Grade 1 listed.
    The bigger the land the more you contribute.

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/chancel-repairs.htm#30363

    The church are also appointing historians to search if no register found

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

The topic ‘Check your deeds YOU maybe liable to pay Chancel repairs’ is closed to new replies.