Due to a change in the law which came into effect in October 2013, there is an ever-decreasing possibility that the property you purchase may attract a liability to contribute to the costs of chancel repairs in churches in and around the locality of the property. As part of the process of checking the title to the property before we exchange contracts, thereby committing you to the transaction, we will see if chancel repair liability might be relevant to the property you are purchasing. If it appears that there may be a risk of chancel repair liability we will then report back to you and discuss with you what steps we should then take.