What's happening to Grade 1 listed Chazey Court Barn ?

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What's happening to Grade 1 listed Chazey Court Barn ?

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There's something going wrong when the protection of a historically important building's condition makes it to Private Eye's pages
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They obviously have no intention of doing anything to save the building, the longer it goes unprotected the more unstable it will become until the owners can claim that, sadly, it’s beyond saving and must come down, thus giving them a much larger plot for development.
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lizwing wrote: 06 Jun 2020 09:23 They obviously have no intention of doing anything to save the building, the longer it goes unprotected the more unstable it will become until the owners can claim that, sadly, it’s beyond saving and must come down, thus giving them a much larger plot for development.
I hope you are wrong. What the article doesn’t mention is that Mapledurham Estate is the landlord and granted the leases. Shouldn’t they be taking an active role in preserving it. It’s a fine and impressive building, which must be saved.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chazey_Court_Barn

It would make a nice wedding or conference venue
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MickEdge wrote: 06 Jun 2020 09:51
lizwing wrote: 06 Jun 2020 09:23 They obviously have no intention of doing anything to save the building, the longer it goes unprotected the more unstable it will become until the owners can claim that, sadly, it’s beyond saving and must come down, thus giving them a much larger plot for development.
I hope you are wrong. What the article doesn’t mention is that Mapledurham Estate is the landlord and granted the leases. Shouldn’t they be taking an active role in preserving it. It’s a fine and impressive building, which must be saved.
Interesting -the Private Eye article says that Inmind (who are presumably the tenants, NOT the owners therefore) have been threatened with having to pay for emergency repairs by RBC

Logically, one might think that it the OWNERS (Mapledurham Estate) who should pay.

Does anyone know what the legal situation is ?
Have RBC been "threatening" the right people ?
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flatback wrote: 06 Jun 2020 19:14
Interesting -the Private Eye article says that Inmind (who are presumably the tenants, NOT the owners therefore) have been threatened with having to pay for emergency repairs by RBC

Logically, one might think that it the OWNERS (Mapledurham Estate) who should pay.

Does anyone know what the legal situation is ?
Have RBC been "threatening" the right people ?
I would think that it all depends on the terms of the lease. It may be an "all repairing" lease or have other conditions.
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And while all the arguments about who is responsible go on the barn is crumbling.
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flatback wrote: 05 Jun 2020 23:19 There's something going wrong when the protection of a historically important building's condition makes it to Private Eye's pages
The Civic Society of Reading are monitoring the situation at Chazey Court
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