First Title

First Title Insurance plc is endorsed by the Law Society and is its preferred provider of legal indemnity insurance.

Searchpoint is a trading name of The Vesey Partnership Limited, an appointed representative of First Title Insurance plc, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA number: 202103)

Sample Policy

Sample Chancel Repair Insurance policies for both residential and commercial properties are available.

Please call us on 0845 680 5608 or email sales@searchpoint.co.uk to request a sample.

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Chancel Repairs - Insure or Check?

We offer both Chancel Insurance from First Title Insurance plc. and ChancelCheck by CLS Ltd.

Chancel Insurance

We have a number of exclusive chancel insurance schemes underwritten by First Title Insurance plc. Cover is offered in perpetuity for the insured and their successors in title, subject to meeting the underwriting conditions.

  • Residential cover up to £1,000,000 - £14.95 (including IPT)*.
  • Commercial cover up to £500,000 - £63.60 (including IPT)*.
  • Commercial cover up to £1,000,000 - £106.00 (including IPT)*.

*Prices subject to Underwriting Terms and Conditions.

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Our Chancel Repair Insurance offers peace of mind and protection to property owners when faced with repair bills for neighbouring churches. Underwritten by First Title Insurance plc., our Chancel Repair Insurance products have been specially developed to give clear, straightforward protection from claims for local chancel repairs.

Given the historic nature of the liability, it can take a considerable amount of time for a lawyer to research and establish which legal responsibilities are attached to a particular property. Chancel Repair Insurance covers the property owner for any claims from the church without the need for onerous investigations. It is a swift, cost-effective solution that increasing numbers of property owners are using.

Please Note: We regret that we are unable to sell these policies direct to consumers. Your legal advisor should check that this policy is suitable for your needs. Failure to do this could result in the policy not meeting your requirements. If you are a consumer and are interested in one of these policies, please ask your legal representative to purchase the policy on your behalf. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further details.

This material is intended to provide general information only. For specific coverage and exclusions, refer to the policy.

Chancel Check

ChancelCheck from Conveyancing Liability Solutions Limited is a traditional low cost screening report designed for the conveyancing professional to identify parishes where there is a continuing potential to charge for repairs to the parish church chancel.

ChancelCheck accurately establishes whether or not a property is within a tithe district that still retains the potential to charge for the cost of repairs to the church chancel as recorded by the National Archive.

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