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A farmer who faces a potential £100,000 bill for repairs to a medieval village church under the requirements of an ancient religious statute has been thrown a lifeline by English Heritage, which is considering his application for grant aid. The move will bring sighs of reli...

Chancel Repair liability has become a major topic of discussion within the property profession over recent months. The Aston Cantlow v Wallbank (2003) case highlighted the fact that this risk has a potentially huge impact on the title, value and marketability of a property ...

"The Conveyancing Trap" - How to Avoid It  Chancel Repair liability has become a major topic of discussion within the property profession over recent months. 

Conveyancing Liability Solutions Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the ChancelCheck® service for properties in Wales. This is now in addition to the existing coverage for properties in England.

The unique ChancelCheck® screening report (£11.75 inc VAT) is now complimented by the release of six new ChancelSure® Insurance policies to provide the most competitive and comprehensive indemnity insurance cover available.

This article was written after the Wallbank's won the Court of Appeal case. They did of course go on to lose the case at the House of Lords. A man and wife who found themselves bound by medieval canon law to repair the chancel of a 13th century village church have escaped a ...

A high court judge yesterday upheld an obscure law and ordered a Warwickshire couple to foot the £96,000 bill for repairing the chancel of their local church because their farm was a "rectorial property", making them "lay rectors".

A landowner was told by a High Court judge yesterday that he must honour an ancient liability to pay for repairs to the chancel of a 13th century village church, estimated at £95,000. Andrew Wallbank, 59, failed in his attempt to persuade Mr Justice Ferris that the legal bu...

The Archbishop of Canterbury called yesterday for an end to the "scandal" of the Church having to devote a sixth of its annual budget on maintaining its historic buildings on behalf of the nation. Dr George Carey said the Church's ministry was being hampered by having to de...
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