News & Insights // Chancel Repair Liability - make it our problem not yours?


Some providers continue to ignore the full text of the CML Handbook when advertising on the subject of Chancel Repair Liability:

 

ChancelCheck® remains the only way to comply with CML and Law Society guidance to carry out all usual and necessary searches - screening your client's property against potential chancel repair liability for the nominal fee of £15 + Vat and saving your client the expense of an insurance premium unless it is absolutely necessary.

ChancelCheck® helps to identify a potential chancel repair liability - it doesn't tell you if you are specifically liable as insurance would then be more expensive and, in cases of first registration of title, you would have to disclose that information  to H. M. Land Registry - for the benefit of the church!


BEWARE CHEAP IMPOSTERS 

Where a potential liability is indicated, 
ChancelSure® policies comply fully with the recommendations made by the Law Society, offering cover for diminution in value and contributions in every case. In a time of financial uncertainty, all insurance policies provided by CLS are underwritten by the most secure and consistently-rated insurance capacity available in the legal indemnities market (AA- (Standard & poor); A+ (A.M. Best)) - unchanged since 2006. Where a potential liability is indicated, ChancelSure® policies comply fully with the recommendations made by the Law Society, offering cover for diminution in value and contributions in every case. 

CLS is also the home of 
ConveySure® - the market-leading provider of legal indemnities and title insurance - offering the most secure and consistently-rated cover at the lowest cost via the most effective ordering system (no clumsy Cover Notes). 

Please contact our team of expert underwriters on with any queries.