Chancel repair liability
- November 19, 2015
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If land is subject to Chancel repair indemnity, this means that the owner is obliged to contribute
towards repairs to the Chancel of a medieval church. When buying a property subject to this, you
could be liable for the entire cost of repairing the chancel of the church.
The land on which the property is attached does not necessary need to be close to the church, for this
reason a simple check to see whether the property is near a medieval church is not sufficient and it is
not safe to assume that based on this the property will be free from any chancel repair liability.
It would be advisable for you to instruct your solicitors to carry out a full chancel repair liability and if a
risk is revealed you would be advised to take out insurance against future bills for the upkeep of the