Putting this story here because it seems to follow the thread.
Prince of Wales forced to cancel sale of engine house restored by Cornish people
Prince Charles's Duchy of Cornwall estate was hoping to raise up to £50,000 by selling the historic building and 45 acres of land
The Prince of Wales has withdrawn a Cornish engine house and 45 acres of land from sale after an angry reaction from local people who raised thousands of pounds to restore it.
The Prince’s Duchy of Cornwall estate had put the land and the historic Victorian building up for auction with an estimate of £40,000 to £50,000 after the local council decided it did not want to renew a lease on the land, which is popular with walkers.
...[The engine house] fell into disrepair and in 1972 local residents formed the Prince of Wales Engine House Society, raising almost £8,000 to hire local unemployed builders to shore up the empty building, with the permission of the Duchy, which did not want to pay for the work itself
Mary Dyer, Chair of Tintagel Parish Council, said: "If local people had not done that then it would just be stones and rubble now.
"The local people put their hard earned money into it and the Duchy is set to reap the rewards. That in anyone’s book is not fair.
"The people who put the money in, that is who it belongs to. It annoyed local people when a 'for sale' sign went up at the property.
--Read the full article here:http://www.telegraph.co.u...ed-by-Cornish-people.html
I understand that the Duchy owns the property and buildings. The honorable thing to do would be to repay the cost of the repairs and improvements as part of the sale of the property. Don't really believe that the Duchy could
not pay for repairs. More likely would