Chancel Repair Liability
Future Chancel repair liabilities?
Thankfully, the Government have intervened and a Transitional Provisions Order was made which came into effect on the 13th October 2003. This order effectively means that ALL chancel repair obligations will cease on the 13th October 2013 unless a the chancel of any Church has noted their interest in any particular property or land with the land registry before this date.
Unfortunately this legislation means that the likely hood of a claim and liability being noted with the inland revenue as Churches will look to either protect their interests or 'cash' in now on any liabilities.