Chancel Repair Liability in Staffordshire

Tom Burnett made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Land Registry

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Land Registry,

To whom it may concern.
I wish to make a freedom of information request regarding properties subject to Chancel Repair Liability, the right that allows certain church parishes to demand money from owners of properties on former monastery land to fund repairs to church buildings.
I would like the following information:

The number of parishes in Staffordshire that have the right to use Chancel Repair Liability.

The number of properties in Staffordshire that are potentially liable to pay Chancel Repair Liability

The names of all towns and villages in Staffordshire containing properties that are potentially subject to Chancel Repair Liability.

The number of church parishes in Staffordshire that have demanded money from property owners using Chancel Repair Liability between 2005 and the present.

The names and locations of the churches in Staffordshire that have requested money via Chancel Repair Liability between 2005 and the present.

The amount of money raised by churches in Staffordshire using Chancel Repair Liability for the 2013/2014 financial year

The amount of money raised by churches in Staffordshire using Chancel Repair Liability for the 2012/2013 financial year

The amount of money raised by churches in Staffordshire using Chancel Repair Liability for the 2011/2012 financial year

Yours sincerely
Tom Burnett

Yours faithfully,

Tom Burnett

Sent request to Land Registry again.

Petty, Roger, Land Registry

Dear Tom Burnett

 

Thank you for your email of 28 January 2015 requesting information about
Chancel Repair Liability in Staffordshire.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely

 

Roger Petty
Senior Corporate Information Officer
Corporate Legal and Assurance Services
Tel 0300 006 7054
Email [email address]

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Petty, Roger, Land Registry

Dear Tom Burnett

 

Thank you for your email of 28 January 2015 where you requested
information about Chancel Repair Liability (CRL) in Staffordshire.

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, I have established that Land Registry does not hold
the information you requested.

S.16 of the freedom of Information Act 2000 carries a duty to provide
advice and assistance.

 

We do not hold any information about the money raised, requested or
demanded. The only information we hold relates to entries that are put
onto the register. Since we started recording centrally in December 2012,
six parochial church councils in Staffordshire that have registered either
a caution or unilateral notices relating to chancel repair liability. They
are:

 

St Giles, Whittington

St Chad's, Pattingham

St Chads Church, Prees

St Bartholomews Church, Tong Albrighton

St John the Baptist, Croxhall

Holy Trinity, Lichfield

 

This doesn't actually answer your first question, as we are unable to say
what parishes may have the benefit of chancel repair liability - just
because some PCCs may have chosen not to register their interest it does
not necessarily mean that the right does not exist. An unregistered
interest in CRL continues to affect the land indefinitely or until such
time the land is sold for market value when the interest may fall.

 

The National Archives website provides a [1]guide on what information they
can provide which may assist with questions 1, 2 and 3.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with this response to your request, you may seek
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reviews will be dealt within 20 working days. If at the end of this time
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giving you a new date. If you seek an internal review please write to:

Mike Westcott Rudd

Head of Corporate Legal Services

Land Registry Head office

Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park

Croydon

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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) within
two months of the reply for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by
Land Registry. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Roger Petty
Senior Corporate Information Officer
Corporate Legal and Assurance Services
Tel 0300 006 7054
Email [email address]

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million property titles in England and Wales. Since 1862 we have provided
security and confidence in one of the most active property and mortgage
markets in the world. We are working to support economic growth and data
transparency as part of the Public Data Group. Find out more at
www.gov.uk/land-registry

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let us know, and then delete it. Please treat our communications in
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you open any attachments at your own risk.

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