Thursday, 11 March 2010

Chancel Repairs

Here's a fun fact: when buying your old manor house you also take on potential responsibility to repair the local church. Apparently, this applies even if your an atheist, which seems a tad unfair. Anyway, from

Chancel Repair Liability dates back to medieval times, when churches (or more specifically their chancels) were maintained by wealthy land owners... [and] the potential for chancel repair liabilities has been passed down to successive owners of the land or buildings.

And I thought it would just be the vicar coming round asking for tombola prizes or a tin of beans for harvest festival. Looks like the CofE has gone a bit hardcore in recent years.

Before you ask, yes we're taking out an insurance policy.

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