Provide assurance with the Chancel Search from PinPoint

Provide assurance with the Chancel Search from PinPoint

The medieval and arcane chancel liability is a parish anomaly that feels like the ghost of a past time, but could come back to haunt you and your client. 
The Wallbanks case in Aston Cantlow is now legend among conveyancers — soaring legal costs and liabilities finishing north of £200,000 for the homeowners unaware that owning glebe land came at a greater cost than they realised. 
But this is no longer an isolated piece of caselaw: 30 villagers in Broadway have also received unexpected letters on doormats this year seeking costs for repairs to the church. Parochial church councils across the land have until October 2013 to register these liabilities or face having to foot the bill themselves, at a time when they can ill afford it. Faced with this pressure more parishes could act before the deadline. 
GroundSure have teamed up with PinPoint to offer you an unbeatable package when combined with your residential or commercial environmental searches. 
PinPoint’s Chancel Residential Search identifies whether a property is in a Historical Parish or Tithe District where a continuing Chancel Liability exists. Where no liability is identified, the search automatically includes an Aviva £3million Peace of Mind Policy within the cost. 
Search results are returned in minutes by email. The policy is valid for 25 years and can be passed to the successor in title. Commercial property searches and insurance are also available. 
Complete peace of mind for your client, complete protection for your practice, lenders and future owners — all delivered in an effective due diligence package. For more information about our chancel package contact us at [email protected] or call 08444 159 000.


Giving customers confidence and clarity, in land and property transactions.

The smartest land and property decisions rest on location intelligence from Groundsure.


Groundsure is a UK authority on environmental risks including land contamination, flooding and ground stability. It provides high value, property-specific opinions, and analysis of land use based on the leading datasets that it collects and curates.


Groundsure helps a range of individuals and businesses make fully informed property transaction decisions including:

  • Solicitors
  • Conveyancers
  • Property Lawyers
  • Property Support Lawyers
  • Financial institutions/Building societies/Lenders
  • Homebuyers
  • Developers

Groundsure turns data into practical, actionable insight. Its customers feel confident and able to understand that data and what it means for them, helping them make property decisions and advise their clients with confidence and clarity. To ensure Groundsure delivers the most up to date environmental data it partners with leading data, mapping and technology providers including but not limited to the Environment Agency, Ordnance Survey, the British Geological Survey and Ambiental.


Delivering industry best practice

We believe in following solid and honest business principles and industry best practice. We are committed to delivering market-leading products and customer excellence. We deliver this by following stringent operational processes for every aspect of our business, whether that’s our Data Governance Council or our Senior Management Boards through to delivering customer excellence every day.


As a result of our firm belief in the importance of accurate and reliable data governance Groundsure is a founding member of the Conveyancing Information Executive (



We continually support, and learn from, our own community of approved Groundsure property-search resellers. This way we can guarantee their sales and customer-service teams know every aspect of our products and services. And we can know these offerings are 100% fit for their client’s needs, providing more empowering data and opinion, and enabling exceptional due diligence.


Key Services


Contact: Dave Phillips


Email: [email protected]


Tel: 08444 159 000


Groundsure Ltd.
Sovereign House,
Church Street,

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