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Where no liability for chancel repair is registered against the title to registered property and the property is purchased and registered in the buyer’s name, is it correct to assume that it is no longer possible for chancel repair liability to attach to the property or purchaser, such that, by example, if a property is developed, residential plot purchasers need not be concerned or require chancel repair liability insurance?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/09/2016

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  • Where no liability for chancel repair is registered against the title to registered property and the property is purchased and registered in the buyer’s name, is it correct to assume that it is no longer possible for chancel repair liability to attach to the property or purchaser, such that, by example, if a property is developed, residential plot purchasers need not be concerned or require chancel repair liability insurance?

Where no liability for chancel repair is registered against the title to registered property and the property is purchased and registered in the buyer’s name, is it correct to assume that it is no longer possible for chancel repair liability to attach to the property or purchaser, such that, by example, if a property is developed, residential plot purchasers need not be concerned or require chancel repair liability insurance?

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

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