Chancel Check

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Chancel repair liability comes from a mediaeval anomaly whereby the church was granted powers to charge those owning ‘rectorial land’ for the upkeep of the chancel of the parish church.

ChancelCheck reports, accurately establish whether or not the property you are considering purchasing is within a parish that still retains the potential to charge for the cost of repairs to the church chancel which could have significant cost implications should something happen to the chancel.

ChancelCheck is the only service which combines historical parish boundary data, modern Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping techniques and information derived from the relevant Inland Revenue Index held by the National Archive.

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