Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
THE OWNER of any property, however small, in England and Wales can be liable
to pay for repairs to the chancel of a nearby parish church, as a case taken to
the House of Lords recently confirmed. Chancel Repair Liability: How to
research it, by James Derriman, gives practical advice in a small book
that is, say the publishers, the first of its kind.
It is not a legal textbook, but a guide to the task of researching what
liability any piece of land bears; and, says Dr R. Sturt, diocesan registrar
for Canterbury, in his foreword, it will be useful for PCCs and amateur
historians, as well (Barrie Rose Law Publishers, Little London, Chichester,
West Sussex PO19 1PG; £12).