What do we know about chancel repair liability?

That’s what we got asked this morning. So we scratched our heads and had to agree that we didn’t know much at all about chancel repair liability except that it can result in rather nasty surprise bills.

We then did what anyone else would do – Googled it. This turned up a very helpful guide from Clutton Cox Solicitors – Chancel Repair Liability – The Full Monty.  Then, shortly after we discovered this, Clutton Cox advised that they had posted more up to date information as there was a Government Debate on 17 October 2012. Read their update.

And finally a very useful piece here from 2017 confirming that the change in legislation did not extinguish liabilities – caution is still required.

(Originally published by Steven Way, 18 October 2012)