Can you still be King or Queen of your castle?

Wednesday 04 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

On returning to his thrown chamber after the execution of his second wife Ann Boleyn, King Henry VIII is alleged to have said “everyman’s home is his castle”.

Over the years, home owners have come to expect that being the ‘King of the castle’ is common law and the right of every property owner, it is also their right to hold the knowledge of anything that could cause any damage or detriment to their ‘castle.

Is this still true now?

Yes, massively but it’s not that straightforward any more.

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