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As identified in Practice Note: Chancel repair liability, under the Land Registration Act 1925, chancel repair liability was classified as an overriding interest in registered land (ie it is protected without being registered) until 13 October 2013. An interest does not cease to exist, but if it was not registered prior to 13 October 2013, it ceased to be overriding and a purchaser of registered land buying after that date will acquire free of it.
However, as the Church of England retains its right to register its interest after 13
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