Tags: Chancel Repair Liability
Posted: Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Secularists made a strong case for abolishing Chancel Repair Liability (CRL) in a debate in the House of Lords, and described CRL as a "medieval anomaly."
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014
Rip Off Britain, the BBC consumer rights programme which investigates viewers' stories of being ripped-off, this week covered chancel repair liability – an ancient law which can make homeowners liable for the upkeep of their local Anglican church.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jul 2014
A parliamentary bill has been introduced to abolish chancel repair liability – an ancient law that can force homeowners to pay for some ancient Anglican parish church repairs.
Posted: Mon, 28 Apr 2014
A church in East Yorkshire has become the latest to back down after facing opposition to its plans to use an ancient land law to make residents pay for church repairs.
Posted: Fri, 25 Apr 2014
A parochial church council that used an ancient law to make homeowners financially liable for repairs to their local church has withdrawn its claim.
Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2014
An archaic law left over from the reign of Henry VIII has caused anger in a Shropshire village after a number of households found out they could be liable for paying for repairs at their local church.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
The Government has announced that it has no intention of changing the law on chancel repair liability – leaving tens of thousands of home-owners with houses that are potentially unsaleable.
Posted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012
Residents, most of them elderly, of the parish of St Eadburgha in Gloucestershire had a nasty shock recently, when a letter from the Land Registry dropped through the door telling them that, because of the land on which their house was built, they had a potential legal liability to pay tens of thousands of pounds in church repairs.