ChancelCheck and ChancelCheck Premium Updates

December 13, 2017 10:52 am

ChancelCheck – A unique, low cost screening report, designed to analyse a property to identify if there is potential to charge for repairs to the parish church chancel


Chancel repair liability is a medieval anomaly, whereby the Parish Church was granted powers to charge those owning ‘rectorial land’ for the upkeep of the chancel of the church. For properties which have not transacted for value since 13th October 2013, Chancel repair liability is still an overriding interest and currently attaches itself to land regardless of whether or not the liability is noted against the title, making the prospective risk unquantifiable.  It can affect properties of any age, and the property does not need to be close to a church for you to be liable.  The ChancelCheck and ChancelCheck Premium screens the property against nationally held records to identify whether the property will be held liable.

Any commercial/residential property, where the property radius is less than 25 metres.
£24 inclusive of VAT

ChancelCheck Premium
Any commercial/residential property, where the property radius is over 25 metres.
£90 inclusive of VAT

Properties are screened against the National Archives and County Records Office data.  Results are returned within 24 hours with one of two results:

 Certificate  – If the area of land selected falls with a parish or parishes that do not have the ability to claim for chancel repair liability, the search will be received as a Certificate.


•  Report – If the area of land selected falls within a parish or parishes having the ability to claim for chancel repair liability, a potential liability will be returned, and the search will come back as a report.

Sample reports are available by clicking on the links above.  If you would like further information please contact me via email, through the website or telephone 01509 812953

Kevin Preston
Managing Director

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