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Chancel Repair Searches

Chancel Repair Searches

A Chancel repair search determines whether a property has liability to its parish church repairs. This search is conducted in person, by making an appointment to inspect the public records held at the Public Records Office in London. 

IPE Marketing Consulting can conduct this search on your behalf. To instruct us simply send us the address and location plan of the property, as well as the parish in which the property is located.

Chancel Repair Liability- “MISCONCEPTION”

The House of Lords ruling in the case of Wallbank v Parochial Church Council of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley, warwickshire, in June 2003 highlighted the existence of the obligation to pay relevant chancel repair costs even if the property owner is not aware of it.

A property may be at potential risk of chancel repair liability even if it is not located in a rural area or close to a church. The fact that there is no mention of chancel repair liability in the Land Registry does not mean that none exist.  Lender Guidance states that chancel repair liability remains the responsibility of the conveyancer in identifying where there is potential risk in the first instance. Avoid any surprises!

Key Features / Benefits of Chancel Repair Search

  • RUp to £3m insurance policy
  • R25 year, successor in title, Peace of Mind policy
  • RDedicated data sourced from historical parish, tithe district and enclosures and National Archive records
  • RInsurance underwritten by Aviva
  • RClear, simple statement of whether liability exists
  • RIcon List Item

    Most Popular Search Bundles

    It is normally more cost effective to order search products as a bundle. By ordering selected  conveyancing searches as bundle you get a discount. Below are essential search products that are generally ordered as a bundle. However, you are free to make your own bundle by ordering a combination of any products of your choice. Contact us now for a quote. 

     

    Bronze Bundle

    • Personal Local Authority Search
    • Drainage & Water Search
    • Environmental Search

    Silver Bundle

    • Personal Local Authority Search
    • Drainage & Water Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Chancel Search

    Gold Bundle

    • Personal Local Authority Search
    • Drainage & Water Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Chancel Search
    • Planning Search

    Contact Us for a Quote

    Not sure about which search products would be suitable for your property? No problems, get in touch and an expert will help you. Alternatively, if you know what you require contact us for a quote. 

    Bronze Bundle

    • Personal Local Authority Search
    • Drainage & Water Search
    • Environmental Search

    Silver Bundle

    • Personal Local Authority Search
    • Drainage & Water Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Chancel Search

    Gold Bundle

    • Personal Local Authority Search
    • Drainage & Water Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Chancel Search
    • Planning Search