Chancel repair liability is a medieval anomaly that granted Parish Churches powers to charge landowners for the upkeep of the chancel of the church. It is just as relevant to conveyancers today as when originally granted.

ChancelCheck® is a unique, instant, low cost screening report designed to identify parishes where there is a continuing potential to charge for repairs to the parish church chancel.

ChancelCheck® offers to identify potential chancel repair liability for property owner.

Where a property is affected, conveyancers who have failed to screen for this risk may be deemed negligent.

CLS have sourced data from the relevant Inland Revenue Indices housed at The National Archives. Our historical parish boundary data is derived from the most accurate and comprehensive geo-rectified historical maps and uses modern GIS methodology to pinpoint the location of the modern property in relation to the historical parish boundaries.

The National Archives data is used as the industry standard data for chancel repair searches.

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