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A couple who are being forced to sell their home because of an ancient law requiring them to pay for major repairs to the chancel of their local church has highlighted the liabilities homeowners can take on.  

Any property might have chancel repair liability attached to it. Such liability can often be onerous and will affect the owner and any mortgagor of the property.  

Chancel search: Could you be made to pay for repairs at your local church?  

CHANCEL REPAIR LIABILITY - WALLBANKS FORCED TO (SELL) THEIR PROPERTY  Don't let the medieval chancel repair liability law catch you (or your firm's PI insurance) or your clients out! The Wallbanks are auctioning the property they own with chancel repair liability in orde...

The sad plight of a couple forced to sell their home in the face of a £230,000 bill for the repair of a nearby church highlights the risk of buying a property without sound legal advice, according to B P Collins property partner Michael Larcombe.  

A couple, forced to sell their family farmhouse after an ancient law left them liable for repairs at their local church, are facing financial ruin.  

Link: http://www.martinturner.org.uk/2009/09/29/government-should-help-church-out-of-unholy-hole/ A couple in Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, have been forced to sell their farm to pay off a quarter of a million in legal bills and a £230,000 repair bill for a property not eve...

A couple in Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, have been forced to sell their farm to pay off a quarter of a million in legal bills and a £230,000 repair bill for a property not even theirs. Link to story. Anyone who has bought a house recently will have received a cryptic warning f...

Couple forced to sell farm to pay £230,000 repair bill at church where Shakespeare's parents married By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 1:27 PM on 29th September 2009 A couple are selling their farmhouse next to a historic church after losing an 18-year battle to overt...
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