Chancel repair liability

17:48 May 26, 2020
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Insurance
English term or phrase: Chancel repair liability
Leider ohne weiteren Zusammenhang als Aufzählung einer Legal Indemnity insurance
Local time: 14:13

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4versteckte Grundschuld zur Gemeindekirchenreparatur
Adrian MM.

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chancel repair liability
versteckte Grundschuld zur Gemeindekirchenreparatur

It's a long story - ich könnte ein Lied davon singen: buyers of land may be hit with a massive bill for local church repairs, the liability for which - upheld by the UK courts - does not show up on an land or local charges search made pre-acquisition by the buyers themselves or, more usually, their conveyancing solicitors, licensed or authorised conveancers e.g. Notaries Public or Barristers-at-Law.

That's why insurance - as recommended by the Law Society of England & Wales sticking up for Solicitors may be the only way forward to protect the landowners.

Note added at 14 heures (2020-05-27 08:45:54 GMT)

....on any Land Registry search / Grundbuchauszug/ or local charges search / Anfrage um Grundschulden----

Note added at 4 days (2020-05-31 10:04:56 GMT)

Zur weiteren Erläuterung meines noch unkommentierten Vorschlags:

Local land charges search im GB: eine Anfrage um eventuelle Grundlasten in der Gegend bzw. im Registrierbezirk wo diese Grundlastart aber selten auftaucht.

Example sentence(s):
  • Chancel repair liability is a legal obligation on some property owners in England and Wales to pay for certain repairs to a church which may or may not be the local parish church.
  • Under chancel repair liability, homeowners living within the parishes of churches built before 1536 can be held liable for costs.

Adrian MM.
United Kingdom
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